Three Things to Know When Choosing a Clinical Research Platform

You may not be thinking about software when you’re in the early stages of crafting a new research strategy. Early design choices you make in a Clinical Research Platform can greatly affect your speed of research and ultimately achieve compliance throughout regulatory reviews.

Moreover, these decisions will impact your research flexibility for future growth and ultimately your ability to publish high-quality clinical research for top journals and clinical trials. Consider the following aspects in light of your strategy.

Clinical Data Automation Results in Speed

It seems amazing that in this day and age Chief Science Officers are still working late into the night to manually load survey results into Excel, but that is the sad situation for far too many professionals. And the problem goes deeper than just manual entry, which is obviously time-consuming and prone to error.

Consider technologies or systems that integrate the entire data collection process and automate data capture where it does not exist. Wearables, surveys, EMR records, monitors, pumps, and proxy data such as weather ensure completeness. Validation rules and algorithms engineered into the process automates data validation and ensures accuracy. Data management protocols for storage, access, and monitoring address the regulatory requirements for this endeavor. One study found that such structured Data Collection resulted in a 10x reduction in the amount of erro