The e-signature function in RSS is a way to electronically sign consent forms. It can be used if the consent process is conducted in person (face to face) or remotely (telephone or video as approved by the IRB). RSS e-signature can only be used for certain studies, outlined in the table below.
When is RSS e-signature allowed? (as of 8/31/23)
|FDA-regulated (drug/device) studies||Yes|
|Commercially funded studies||Yes|
|Federally funded studies||Yes|
|CIRB (studies relying on an external IRB)||No|
|Multi-site studies where UNMC is the IRB of record||No|
|Specific Use Cases|
|Options (check boxes) in the consent||No|
|Spanish consent template||No (Coming Soon)|
|Narrative consent template||No (Coming Soon)|
Consent forms that are electronically signed in RSS are maintained in the RSS application, so paper forms do not need to be printed and stored. See the links below for instructions on in person or remote e-signatures:
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a training session, please contact Sue Logsdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.