Biobanks are considering electronic tools for the obtaining of informed consent (Simon et al., 2014). These tools will not only need to be efficient, but also effective at promoting user understanding, satisfaction and trust. This research study will provide guidance on how to develop electronic consenting tools using a model process, and how effective interactive multimedia consent tools are compared to traditional face-to-face consenting methods.

Illustrative examples from our focus groups and usability interviews regarding the BENEFITS of multimedia informed consent:

"So I feel that people learn in different ways and...when I have a dense text I have to focus a lot more on comprehending what is there....So I felt that having the voice increased my reading comprehension and augmented the velocity at which I could go through the document."

Illustrative examples from our focus groups and usability interviews regarding the BARRIERSĀ of multimedia informed consent: