The CTMS Challenge
Tracking progress at Investigator sites via paper visit monitoring trip reports is time consuming and delays access to critical status information about how the study is proceeding. DSG offers a web-based Clinical Trial Management System application. Accessible anywhere in the world via an Internet connection, eClinDirect provides a centralized database for sharing clinical trial information. Information about the sponsor, protocol, and investigators, and CRA monitoring visit reports are also available online, in real-time. Role-based security provides various levels of access control. An e-Signature function facilitates the electronic workflow of the visit monitoring forms.
The CTMS Solution
Investigator visit monitoring reports should be entered into a relational database, making their content available to any user anywhere in the world with an Internet connection and the proper security credentials. Reports can be generated in real-time, showing the planned-versus-actual status of monitoring activities and exposing protocol deviation and adverse event reporting issues in a timely manner.
DSG’s unique approach validates that the online visit monitoring form questionnaire is filled out completely; that comments exist for questions with negative answers. The online form is then routed via electronic workflow using an e-Signature design. E-mail notifications are available, and all actions write to an Audit Trail.
DSG’s CTMS solution makes the content of the monitoring visit forms available online, in real-time for review by members of the project team. Advanced reporting functions provide easy access to metrics, workflow events, action items, documents collected, and protocol deviations.
ClinDirect is configurable. The configuration process begins with a discussion of the desired access control levels and electronic workflow of the monitoring visit reports. The online monitoring visit report form questionnaires are customized to the needs of the particular sponsor/study. The Investigator information is then loaded into the product’s relational database and users are defined to the system. Customized reporting is available.