|Title||Managing multicentre clinical trials with open source.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Raptis, DAristotle, Mettler, T, Fischer, MAlexander, Patak, M, Lesurtel, M, Eshmuminov, D, de Rougemont, O, Graf, R, Clavien, P-A, Breitenstein, S|
|Journal||Inform Health Soc Care|
|Date Published||2014 Mar|
Background: Multicentre clinical trials are challenged by high administrative burden, data management pitfalls and costs. This leads to a reduced enthusiasm and commitment of the physicians involved and thus to a reluctance in conducting multicentre clinical trials. Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a web-based open source platform to support a multi-centre clinical trial. Methods: We developed on Drupal, an open source software distributed under the terms of the General Public License, a web-based, multi-centre clinical trial management system with the design science research approach. Results: This system was evaluated by user-testing and well supported several completed and on-going clinical trials and is available for free download. Conclusion: Open source clinical trial management systems are capable in supporting multi-centre clinical trials by enhancing efficiency, quality of data management and collaboration.
|Alternate Journal||Inform Health Soc Care|
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