Gaining Informed Consent in the Digital Age: Case study

Session Number: 1908
Track: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation
Session Type: Demonstration
Tags: "hard to reach" populations, Technology and Evaluation
Session Facilitator: Isabel Quilter [Evidence Specialist - Girl Effect]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Linda Raftree [Independent Consultant, Co-Founder MERL Tech]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (01:15 PM - 02:00 PM)
Room: Jefferson

Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

From ODK to online surveys, increasingly evaluations are carried out digitally. How can the ways we request and manage consent meet the realities of what it means to collect and communicate data in a digital age? Is informed consent even possible when data is digital? Do we have any way of controlling what happens with that data once it is digital?

TEGA, a girl operated mobile research approach, sees technology as an effective way to answer these questions. Join the team as they demonstrate their respondent recruitment app which incorporates a new form of digital consent, developed in collaboration with Linda Raftree.

As well as allowing participants a hands-on demo to see digital consent in action, we will answer questions about the realities of explaining and gaining informed consent when collecting audio and video recordings from participants in evaluation and research.