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Informed consent is the process in which a health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure or intervention. The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision about whether to undergo the procedure or intervention.
Electronic case report form (eCRF)
An eCRF (electronic case report form) is a digital questionnaire that is used to collect data about a clinical study and research participants. The data collected in eCRFs is what biostatisticians analyze to draw a conclusion from a study.