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e-Consent Tools and Guidance

If you are interested in implementing an e-consent process in your research check out the following documents to guide you.  The first is an overall guide to e-consent and the next two will help you build your consent within REDCap.  If you need assistance with your e-consent process, contact the CRRO (submit a request for CRRO Services form).  If you need specific help with REDCap you can request a REDCap consult:


  1. Using E-consent at BMC and BU Medical Campus
  2. Guidance on Developing REDCap E-Consent: Non-Exempt Research Requiring a Signature
  3. Guidance on Developing REDCap E-Consent: Minimal risk or Exempt Research Not Requiring a Signature and Exempt Research that Includes HIPAA Authorization

These are “living” guidance documents.  If you were not able to find what you need in them we want to know!  Please send an email to so that we can make future updates.