The landscape of clinical trials is rapidly evolving with the advent of digital transformation. One of the key innovations revolutionising the industry is electronic consent (e-Consent), a ground-breaking approach to obtaining participant consent before enrolment and throughout the trial to confirm their comprehension.
e-Consent aims to streamline and simplify the consent process by harnessing digital technologies. It plays a vital role in clinical trials due to its significance across several key aspects including participant engagement and retention, efficient trial management, compliance and audit preparedness, as well as cost savings and resource optimisation.
The awareness on e-Consent significantly improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, which propelled the remote consenting clinical trials.
Explore the top e-Consent companies in clinical research
Clinical Trials Arena has listed some of the leading e-Consent companies based on its intel, insights, and decades of experience in the sector.
The list includes companies that offer various solutions and services, including but not limited to overall consent tracking management, clinical trial e-Consent systems, e-Consent tools, hybrid e-Consent platforms, electronic informed consent technologies, audit-ready consent documentation, and remote consent.
The list also includes companies providing diverse features in their e-Consent platforms, such as wet-ink signature support, multimedia capabilities, televisit, customised electronic forms, reconsent, instant communication between participants and site, real-time tracking, and more.
The information contained within the download document is intended for clinical trials executives, consultants, patient-informed consent specialists, clinical trial project managers, product engineers, clinical monitoring managers, clinical research coordinators, recruiting coordinators, regulatory operations directors, safety scientists, and any other individual involved in the e-Consent for clinical trials.
The document contains detailed information on the providers and their product or service offerings, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.
Role of e-Consent in clinical trials
With the increasing complexity of clinical trial protocols, the complexity of patient-informed consent forms and procedures also escalates. e-Consent proves to be a valuable tool for facilitating patient consent
in trials with intricate designs, such as bucket and umbrella trials, which require multiple consents. It enables consent in challenging therapeutic areas and scenarios, such as oncology, paediatrics, and emergency medicine, where patients may require a legal representative to provide consent on their behalf. It supports sites with complex consent workflows and tracking during a trial.
The e-Consent platforms offer user-friendly interfaces and tools that streamline the consent process, ensuring that all necessary consents are obtained and documented correctly throughout the trial, ultimately reducing errors and enhancing compliance.
Solutions, such as Medidata’s Rave eConsent and Signant Health’s SmartSignals eConsent, offer a regulatory-compliant, patient-friendly, electronic consent system for completely transparent consent documentation for clinical trials that are ready for audits.