|Title||On selecting a clinical trial management system for large scale, multi-centre, multi-modal clinical research study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Leroux, H, McBride, S, Gibson, S|
|Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|
|Keywords||Australia, Checklist, Choice Behavior, Clinical Trials as Topic, Decision Support Systems, Clinical, Medical Informatics, Multicenter Studies as Topic|
Clinical research studies offer many challenges for their supporting information systems. AIBL assembled 1112 participants who volunteered crucial information for a comprehensive study on neurodegenerative diseases. This paper discusses the shortcomings of the clinical trial management system chosen to record the results of the study. A set of guidelines was devised and a critique of five systems ensued. OpenClinica was selected as the most appropriate option. The main contribution of this paper is: (i) proposing a set of guidelines to determine the appropriateness of Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) solution; (ii) providing a brief critique of existing commercial and open-sourced CTMS; and (iii) alluding to some data migration issues and providing cues on how to address them. We conclude that open-source CTMS are viable alternatives to the more expensive commercial systems to conduct, record and manage clinical studies.
|Alternate Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|