Electronic Signature

Electronic Signature

DocuSign is the global standard for Digital Transaction Management. Docusign provides automated workflow to manage signatures and other electronic transactions.

DocuSign can turn any paper or electronic document into a form that can accept electronic signature(s). This saves staff time traditionally spent printing, faxing, scanning, and storing paper forms. These electronic forms also provide:

  • Automated workflows for when more than one signature is required.
  • Built-in reminder and notification emails.
  • Dashboard to view status and signatures.

Electronic forms can be sent to individuals or you can create self-service forms that allow your users to click on a link and start the signing process.

An audit log is available for documents and is admissible in court proceedings.

Use cases

All legal use cases must be vetted by UM General Counsel. New legal use cases should be submitted to the General Counsel's Office.

The current approved list of legal use cases includes:

UM Business Services:

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Leases
  • Listing Agreement
  • Other UM Business Services Instruments (case-by-case basis)


  • Business Associate Agreements
  • General contracts
  • General agreements

MU Registrar:

  • Release of non-directory information or directory information that has otherwise been restricted from release to third parties or for public viewing.
  • Update a record of a student (e.g. application of Grade Replacement or Grade Point Average Adjustment policy).

UM Tech Transfer:

  • Invention Disclosure Form

IRB Studies

  • Participant release forms

Internal use cases do not have to be approved by General Counsel. It is important to discuss these uses thoroughly and make sure they don’t have a legal angle before putting them in and/or assisting someone with putting them in DocuSign.

Fees are calculated annually based on your usage. To get an estimate of your cost please contact mudoitdocusign@missouri.edu.


  • MU
    • departments
  • MU Health Care
    • departments
  • UM System
    • departments
  • University Extension
    • departments

Go to doitservices.missouri.edu to request electronic signature service. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, select Service Catalog, and search for DocuSign. Your account will be created within one business day of request receipt.

Go to doitservices.missouri.edu and click on the Help icon. Login to the self-service portal with your University user id and password, and Search for Answers accordingly. For additional assistance, contact our Help Desk at 573-882-5000.