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DocuSign in Feinberg

Getting Started 

Northwestern has partnered with DocuSign to provide the university with a standard digital signature solution. DocuSign is designed to improve workflow for signing and approving official documents in an efficient and secure way. It eliminates the need to transfer important documents in need of signature via email, fax, or US Mail. Feinberg has also purchased a supplementary FDA compliant module that can be used for research documentation governed by the FDA. 

More information about DocuSign basics can be found on the NU Procurement website.

How to get started

If your department or school has a need to utilize DocuSign, follow the steps below: 

Submit a request to 

A member of our service desk will create your Docusign account and reply with instructions on how to access the site.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Should I use DocuSign for eConsenting?

REDCap should be used for electronic consenting.

 Can I use DocuSign for FDA compliant documents? Specifically, envelope 21CFR Part 11 compliance.

Yes! Please be sure to request this access when you submit your ticket to  

 You will have to toggle between standard DocuSign and the FDA compliant module.

There are a limited number of envelopes for compliance so please only use them when necessary. 

 Is there a cost for DocuSign?

Not initially but after the first year, licensing costs will be re-visited. 


Learn More

To learn more about how to use the eSignature Tool, you can review the following short videos or webpage resources provided by DocuSign: