Electronic signature, or e-signature, is a legal way to obtain consent
or approval by electronic document or form. In 2000, the United States
passed the ESIGN ACT, which granted electronic signatures the same legal
status as handwritten signatures throughout the United States, making
them legally recognized as a viable method to indicate agreement to a
contract. Electronic signatures in ADOBE SIGN are secure and HIPPA compliant
and the Research department will follow the 21CRF part 11 guidelines.