Studypages Data: Revolutionizing Clinical Trials with Data

Clinical trials are an essential part of the drug development process. However, without proper data collection, management, and analysis, clinical trials would hardly be successful.

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Data is the cornerstone of clinical research, guiding crucial decisions and laying the foundation for groundbreaking medical discoveries. Clinical trials are an essential part of the drug development process. They help determine the safety and efficacy of new treatments and therapies for the health and well-being of people everywhere. However, without proper data collection, management, and analysis, clinical trials would hardly be successful. Every data point collected during a trial, from patient health metrics to side effect reports, contributes to a vast research knowledge base. This knowledge not only aids in making informed decisions about the current trial but also enriches the scientific community's understanding, paving the way for future innovations. Recognizing the central role of data in this complex ecosystem, there's an inevitable shift toward advanced data management strategies. Technology, with its relentless march forward, offers new opportunities to redefine how clinical trial data is collected, managed, and analyzed. In response to this, we are pleased to announce the launch of our newly rebranded and integrated data management platform, Studypages Data (formerly Teamscope). At Studypages, we’re re-imagining data management in clinical trials with our platform that seamlessly integrates participant management with data collection by both the study team and participants. This level of integration signifies a departure from old methods, where disjointed systems often lead to data silos, compromising the speed and accuracy of insights obtained from the data.

Data Collection in Clinical Trials: The Silo Problem

In the past, clinical trials relied solely on traditional paper-based methods for data collection, with paper Case Report Forms (CRFs) widely used in clinical trial practice.  

While they are still in use, the significant drawbacks associated with these paper-based methods led to the emergence of alternative electronic data collection methods such as Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems, Electronic Case Report Forms (eCRFs), Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePROs), and Direct Data Capture (DDC). The launch of electronic data management methods was groundbreaking and changed the clinical trial space for good with benefits including reduced data entry time, improved data quality, remote data collection, real-time data monitoring, and long-term cost-effectiveness.

However, the methods soon presented a problem due to their diverse and proprietary systems. These issues often lead to a lack of interoperability, making it difficult to share data across different platforms. When research teams use different EDC systems, integrating data becomes cumbersome, leading to isolated data sets that are difficult to combine and analyze cohesively. If these systems are not integrated into a unified workflow, different teams may operate in isolation, each focusing on their specific tasks without a holistic view of the entire trial. This fragmentation often promotes siloed data and inefficiencies in data sharing. This has resulted in a call for better integration in clinical data management.

Studypages Data: Re-envisioning Clinical Trial Data Management

We’re pleased to announce that we are rebranding our data management software (formerly Teamscope) from a stand-alone data collection app into a full-fledged part of the Studypages platform.  Our newly integrated platform orchestrates data collection throughout the study process, intelligently assigning tasks, sending notifications, and monitoring completion through a combination of automated reminders and human-in-the-loop supervision. This approach scales complex data collection needs while reducing the burden on the site and ensures a smoother and more productive research experience.

With our easy-to-use cloud-based study management platform, study teams can seamlessly recruit, enroll, engage, and retain participants, as well as perform all their data collection and management needs. For example, teams can securely message participants, track ePRO surveys, fill in EDC forms, and have visibility over the data points and the entire process all in one place. This interplay is what makes the rebranding a whole different experience.

We're establishing a new foundation for clinical research data collection where intelligent automation and workflow will support teams and studies of all sizes to work smarter, not harder. Let’s all move from siloed systems and workflow processes to an integrated Studypages experience, where data collection lives right alongside all the other activities that teams need for their research to be effective and efficient. Stay connected with us to be a part of this groundbreaking experience and keep updated with our latest innovations and experiments to improve the clinical research experience for all in clinical research.