Electronic data capture (EDC) has been a quantum leap in the process of data capture and data cleaning. In addition to speeding up the data management process, it is also the prerequisite for new ways of conducting clinical trials. But EDC focuses only on a small portion of the clinical trial process. To take those sites that are not covered by EDC from paper to electronic, organizations need to look to investigator portals.
This paper looks at how the adoption of investigator portals can help to address five key areas.
- Investigator portals allow study sites to move from paper-based to electronic investigator files.
- Template-based creation of high-quality questionnaires, electronic distribution, management of reminders and assessment support through automatic scoring streamlines feasibility questionnaires
- Electronic tools can reduce efforts and ensure that sponsors handled safety reporting, such as SUSARs, within strict timeframes with investigators
- Investigator portals allow site personnel to take both general and study-specific trainings online and to document their completion
- Investigator portals enable self-registration in upcoming trials worldwide, expanding the investigator network