DocuSign is a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant electronic signature tool that can be used to enable remote signatures on research consent forms.


  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliant (required for all FDA-regulated research of greater than minimal risk)
  • Configuration of reusable consent form templates
  • Use of access codes for patient signature ensures that remote consenting does not skip the consent conversation
  • Supports various signature roles (e.g., Patient Viewer, Patient Signer, Consenter, Physician, LAR, etc.) with both serial and parallel signatures
  • Completed consent can be downloaded by both the study team and the patient
  • Single Sign-On (coming soon)

For more information, contact the JH DocuSign team at