Part one of a two-part series about the perceived challenges of introducing tech in clinical research as well as the groundbreaking opportunities for tech in the field.
The quality and ultimate reliability of clinical data collected from investigative sites during a study depends on many factors. One area that may not get enough attention is the cycle time from subject visit through eCRF data capture, and final review and cleaning of that data.
The annual European Medidata User Group (E-MUG) met last week in Nice, France. Hosted by Galderma, the annual meeting drew clinical research professionals from dozens of life science organizations. Attendees discussed today's clinical study challenges and shared case studies and best practices for optimizing clinical trials through the use of Medidata's cloud-based technology.
It was during a meeting with Medidata Solutions at Orion back in 2007 that we first started exploring the idea of developing a European version of the already existing Americas Medidata User Group (A-MUG). Many people were interested in attending A-MUG, but since it was in the US, a lot of companies could only send one or two people. I really wanted to see more people attend—to meet new colleagues and form new networks—so we could continue the knowledge sharing even after the meetings had ended.