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Getting Started with ResearchKit by Dhanush Balachandran, Edward Cessna

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Chapter 4. ResearchKit Informed Consent

Informed consent is a vital step for clinical research studies. ResearchKit provides a flexible framework to present and obtain informed consent and produce the informed consent document. This framework is based on ResearchKit's tasks, steps, and view controllers. The application developer has the freedom and flexibility to add custom steps in order to address the study-specific steps in its consent process.

All five of the initial ResearchKit-based applications obtained informed consent during the on-boarding process. Even though these applications were based on a common code base, each application had their unique steps in the consent process. For example, the mPower and Share the Journey applications required ...

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