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OpenSpecimen's eConsents module helps clinical research centers to collect both types of consents - study-specific and broad-based consents. This module enables biobank staff to obtain consent information from participants on a desktop, tablet, or email. 

This module can be also used independent of OpenSpecimen outside the context of biospecimen collections.

Introductory Video

Features Supported

  1. Create consent forms in IRB approved format

  2. HTML formatting 

  3. eSignature support

  4. Version consent forms

  5. Multiple languages

  6. Tablet friendly layouts

  7. Validations

  8. Support "survey mode" data entry and eSignatures

  9. Reporting

Why use OpenSpecimen's eConsents Module?

Having one application and database for biobanking data and consents eliminates "data silos" and costly integrations. Also, multiple applications will lead to higher IT overheads and higher training costs.

Collecting consents along with rest of the biobanking data helps in two ways:

  1. Eliminate duplicate data entry

  2. Reduce data entry errors

  3. Powerful reporting

  4. Validations

Data Entry Benefits

Most centers manually re-enter consent information in OpenSpecimen from paper consents. This results in duplicate data entry, loss of productivity, and errors. The eConsent module enables biobanks to streamline this process by collecting consent information directly in OpenSpecmen.


OpenSpecimen's powerful and easy to use Reporting module enables you to create reports across participant demographics, consent information, specimen data, and save, share, or schedule reports.

For example:

  1. List of participants not consented

  2. Participants consents between two dates

  3. Minors turning 18 in the next 30 days

  4. Specimens from participants who have withdrawn consents


OpenSpecimen allows you to define validations like:

  1. Do not allow specimen collection from patients who have not yet consented

  2. Do not allow distribution of specimens based on consents (yet to be supported)

Also, based on the consent data, the lab technicians would be allowed or refrained from collecting the visits and specimens for that participant.


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