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The eSource Readiness Assessment Tool (eSRA) contains questions based on regulations and regulatory agency guidelines for clinical research data sources and should be used to evaluate the suitability of an Investigator Site computerized system to provide data for clinical research.

Clinical research draws on a combination of data collected during a clinical trial and historical medical information relating to the research subject(s).  Many of the data points needed for clinical research are originating in Electronic Health Record Systems, making them “eSource” for clinical research.  Even if these data points are not used in their electronic state for clinical research, but are printed from the electronic health records and then re-entered into a Sponsor's system for a clinical trial, the source of the information (the healthcare system) must still be confirmed as compliant with standards set forth in clinical research regulations and applicable guidance documents.

An eClinical Forum team, comprised of CRAs and Data Managers from different clinical research sponsor organizations and CROs, has produced the "eSource-Readiness Assessment", otherwise known as "eSRA" for sites to perform a self-assessment of their computerized systems ability to be compliant with clinical research regulations. 

                      The eSRA Template Version 2020 can be downloaded as part of the eSRA Handbook below. 

Stay Current!!  As new regulations are released or updated, the eClinical Forum will evaluate if the eSRA questions should be updated. To be notified of future releases of the eSRA Template, please send an email to eSRA@eClinicalForum.org. Your email address will not be used for purposes other than to inform you of updates to eSRA. 

eSRA Resources

NEW!!!   JAPANESE TRANSLATION

NEW!!! JAPANESE TRANSLATION

eSRA Version 2020.2

The eClinical Forum is pleased to announce that their eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) Handbook has been translated to Japanese. While the eSRA questionnaire V2020 has not changed and is still required to be completed in English, the Japanese translation of the eSRA Handbook now also includes an official Japanese translation of the eSRA questions.

eClinical Forum は、このたび eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) Handbookの日本語版を作成致しました。eSRA questionnaire V2020は変更されておらず、英語でご回答いただく必要がありますが、eSRA HandbookにはeSRA questionnaireの各設問の正式な日本語訳を載せています。

eSRA Handbookのダウンロードは、上のタイトル行をクリックして表示されるダウンロードページから行ってください。

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eClinical Forum announces Public Release of "Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials"

eClinical Forum announces Public Release of "Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials"

V2019PR March 2020

The eClinical Forum is happy to announce the Public release of the “eCF Requirements V2019PR”.

ABOUT THE ECF REQUIREMENTSThe eClinical Forum has produced a set of Requirements, which are based upon statements in regulatory documents that pertain to the design, development, implementation, and management of electronic systems that support clinical research data as well as those statements that pertain to the handling of data that will be used in a regulated clinical trial.  We have reviewed regulatory documents from the FDA, EMA, PMDA, and ICH to produce this set of requirements. Each Requirement has as its basis one or more statements from one or more of these regulatory documents. The Requirements can be used to determine if systems that data which will become part of a regulated clinical trial are consistent with regulatory requirements and if systems and process that manage these data have the necessary features.

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Applied Clinical Trials publishes article on eCF Requirements

Applied Clinical Trials publishes article on eCF Requirements

Applied Clinical Trials has published an article highlighting the eClinical Forum “Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials” (or simply, “eCF Requirements”: http://www.appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com/keeping-regulatory-expectations .  July 8, 2019

The eCF Requirements are based upon statements in regulatory documents (from the FDA, EMA, PMDA and ICH) that pertain to the design, development, implementation, and management of electronic systems that support clinical research data as well as those statements that pertain to the handling of data that will be used in a regulated clinical trial

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Prominent Industry Magazines address the need for investigator site systems assessment and eSRA

Prominent Industry Magazines address the need for investigator site systems assessment and eSRA

Applied Clinical Trials (English), PHARMSTAGE (Japanese)

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are being used increasingly by clinical investigative sites; and there is a growing expectation, by regulatory agencies, for clinical trial sponsors to verify that EHR systems comply with requirements to protect confidentiality and provide accurate and reliable data for the use in a regulated research environment. eClinical Forum provides a free tool to assist sponsors and sites in deternining if their EHR systems are appropriate to source clinical research data.

This very important topic has been featured in 2 prominent industry magazines:

Applied Clinical Trials (English, December 2018)

PHARMSTAGE (Japanese, October 2019)

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Release: Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials "eCF Requirements" V2019 Members Only

Release: Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials "eCF Requirements" V2019 Members Only

eCF Members Release 25-March-2019

The eClinical Forum is happy to announce the V2019 Members-Only release of the “eCF Requirements”. 

The eCF Requirements are based upon statements in regulatory documents that pertain to the design, development, implementation, and management of electronic systems that support clinical research data as well as those statements that pertain to the handling of data that will be used in a regulated clinical trial.  We have reviewed regulatory documents from the FDA, EMA, PMDA and ICH to produce this set of requirements. Each Requirement has as its basis one or more statements from one or more of these regulatory documents. The Requirements can be used to determine if data which will become part of a regulated clinical trial are consistent with regulatory requirements. The V2019 Members Release has 21 documents mapped.

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ECF REPRESENTATIVES MEET WITH EMA GCP IWG

ECF REPRESENTATIVES MEET WITH EMA GCP IWG

Meeting With Interested Parties On Topics Related To E-Source Data/ EDC Tools In Clinical Trials

Representatives from the eClinical Forum participated in the meeting with inspectors and observers in London 12th June to discuss challenges and trends in Clinical Research. We presented the work of the eClinical Forum in the areas of contractual requirements and risk-based software validation…  Expand article to read more...

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