Electronic informed consent (eConsent) in clinical research in Europe: opportunities and bottlenecks

While eConsent has become a reality in the US, Europe is still lagging behind in its implementation. To protect patient rights without compromising on the full potential of clinical research, flexible and dynamic consent formats will be crucial in the future.

Acting out? Points to consider when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design

From a medical perspective, addressing concepts of physical activity and activity capacity, vital signs (like heart rate or blood pressure), and/or sleep quality in a real-time manner rather than a snap-shot at a visit, make perfect sense and could enrich the value story of novel therapies. However, when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design, there are several points to be considered, including issues of validity, data transfer and data analysis [...]

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