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The goal of this tutorial is to show the process required to use the IRB: Consent to Participate in Research template located in REDCap. The Institutional Review Board approved this template (IRB), and it can be used to replace the paper version of the form for an electronic form. This form can be sent to participants as a survey to collect participants’ information and signatures electronically.

Create a new REDCap Project

Go to: and after entering your credentials, click ‘New Project.’   

Enter project relevant information.

  • Enter the Project Title based on the IRB information.
  • Select Research from the ‘Purpose of this project’ drop-down menu
  • Enter important administrative details of the project such as the name of the P.I., email, IRB number, and more.

Select ‘Use a template’ from the Start project from scratch or begin with template? options.

Select IRB: Consent to Participate in Research and click ‘Create Project.’

Modify the consent form text based on the project.

To modify the consent form text click on ‘Designer’ under Project Home and Design or click ‘Online Designer’ under Design your data collection instruments & enable your surveys.

Click on 'Choose action' to Rename the form as need it the click on the instrument to modify the text.

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