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Implementing Risk-Based Monitoring in Your Clinical Trial Processes

Over the past few years, we’ve begun to see a shift away from traditional site monitoring and more movement toward risk-based monitoring (RBM) programs. Instead of following a traditional monitoring plan in which a clinical research associate (CRA) routinely visits a site – approximately every six weeks – to complete source data verification (SDV) each […]

Open APIs and Webhooks: The Key to Interoperability in Clinical Research Technology

The interoperability of technology platforms is an often-discussed but dodgy concept in the clinical research industry. While it is widely agreed upon that flexible software systems offer much more value than rigid systems, very few flexible technology tools for clinical research exist. In fact, there are a couple popular eClinical systems on the market that tout […]

5 Ways to Make Clinical Trial Recruitment More Patient-Centric

By: Nancy Ryerson There’s a common conception in the pharmaceutical industry that patients aren’t interested in participating in clinical research. But surveys find that up to 71% of patients are very or somewhat interested in taking part in one. So why is patient recruitment so challenging, not to mention expensive? One issue keeping patients from […]

The Value of Data Collected Using eCOA and ePRO in Clinical Research

Surrounding the industry shift to make clinical trials more patient-centric, there has been a drastic increase in the adoption of eCOA and ePRO technology solutions. According to a recent research report conducted on the electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA) and electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) market, this segment of the clinical research industry – and […]

A Glance Back at 2017

As we enjoy the last week of 2017 at Crucial Data Solutions, we find ourselves reflecting on progress and growth. One month after the next, we were busy with product updates, releases, and customer relationships. Here’s a look back at our most momentous events of the year: February: Clinical Studio version 4.4’s update included a […]

6 Ways EDC Systems Can Benefit Preclinical Labs

UPDATED: This post was updated for 2017 to reflect new information and more examples. Enjoy! Electronic Data Capture (EDC) is an amazing tool for preclinical or animal labs. Because of the intricacies involved in conducting animal studies, it’s become increasingly important to use a system that was built around the workflow of a preclinical lab. Some […]

Still Using Paper CRFs in Clinical Trials?

By: Dr. Leigh J. Mack | Chief Medical Officer Does your clinical trial look like this? The year is 2018. A sponsor for a new anti-arrhythmic medication and a CRO meet to discuss the strategy for a Phase 3 national clinical trial on the all-in-one system, Clinical Studio, that integrates other peripheral systems. What would […]

New to Using EDC? Clinical Studio Makes Paperless Clinical Trials Simple

By: Dr. Leigh J. Mack | Chief Medical Officer Clinical Studio is one of the simplest clinical trial software systems to use for a trial. It takes only a couple days to learn the system and has the robustness to run a multi-site, multi-national Phase III trial with ease. The user interface is very approachable […]

6 Downfalls of Paper-based or Spreadsheet Methods for Clinical Trial Data Collection

Research shows electronic participant reporting yields higher quality data and better participation rates than paper-based diaries and that ePRO elicits significantly greater subject compliance, sometimes as high as 97%1. A number of factors contribute to a research professional’s decision-making process for choosing a clinical trial data collection tool. For researchers who have always conducted their […]