What is DocuSign?

DocuSign is a software tool that automates electronic signatures and document routing.  For investigator-led research projects and clinical trials, DocuSign can be implemented to streamline, improve, and easily transfer research documents such as protocols, grant administration, informed (electronic) consent, and non-disclosure and data sharing agreements. Wherever eSignatures are approved for use, DocuSign can help.

DocuSign provides full document encryption, a tamper-proof audit trail, redundant and geo-dispersed data centers, and is fully compliant with the ESIGN Act. User's documents are not visible to administrators. Learn more about DocuSign’s security at DocuSign Security & Operations.

How do I get an Account? 


    Document signers can log in at any time.  However, document senders require a managed account. IT Health Informatics can currently provision DocuSign accounts for research purposes only.  Individuals from departments with "S" and "3" chart accounts can request access. 

    Login to DocuSign 

    • Go to the DocuSign Account Login and enter your @ucdavis.edu email address.
    • At the next screen, DO NOT enter a Password and DO NOT click Log In! Instead, select Use Company Login
    • On the next screen, enter your UC Davis campus CAS (Central Authentication Service) credentials and click Sign In