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Public Release: Audit Trail Review: Key Tool to Ensure Data Integrity Version 1.0

An Industry Position Paper

Public Release: Audit Trail Review: Key Tool to Ensure Data Integrity Version 1.0

The Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) and eClinical Forum (eCF) Joint Task Force are pleased to announce the publication of an industry position paper “AUDIT TRAIL REVIEW: A KEY TOOL TO ENSURE DATA INTEGRITY” final version based on Industry Feedback.  With various electronic data capture modalities becoming the norm and the growing regulatory focus on data collection traceability, audit trails which capture the who, what, when, and why of electronic data entry and amendments are a critical tool.  This paper outlines an industry perspective on maximizing the value of implementing the targeted, routine review of these extremely large datasets. It provides recommendations on risk-based use cases for audit trail review (ATR) and the corresponding desired reporting criteria, with suggestions on when to use visualizations and exception report listings to generate key, actionable insights.

Principal Investigators’ Signatures

Aligning the existing eCF best practices document with the most recent regulatory expectations

Principal Investigators’ Signatures

Aligning the existing eCF best practices document with the most recent regulatory expectations

Position Paper: Trial Master File Archiving and the Decommissioning of Computerised Systems Used in Clinical Trials, PR1

Position Paper: Trial Master File Archiving and the Decommissioning of Computerised Systems Used in Clinical Trials, PR1

The eClinical Forum is happy to announce the public release of a position paper titled “Decentralized TMF Archives and The Decommissioning Of Computerised Systems Used In Clinical Trials”.  This position paper was written by a joint task force from EUCROF and the eClinical Forum, with representatives from other industry associations including ECRIN, the ePRO consortium, Medicines for Europe and the RQA.

ABOUT THE POSITION PAPER: Following the completion of a clinical trial, the essential documents that make up the TMF (Trial Master File) are retained and archived by the sponsor, the investigator and, in some cases, sub-contractors to the sponsor and/or investigator. The position paper highlights 11 key positions: seven positions concerning the archiving of the TMF and four positions concerning the archiving of the electronic data. These positions address areas where regulatory expectations are not always seen as being aligned with industry practices.

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MEMBERS...Recordings Now Available | ICH E6 Guideline for  Good Clinical Practice (GPC) – Update on Progress

MEMBERS...Recordings Now Available | ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GPC) – Update on Progress

Recordings Now Available | ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GPC) – Update on Progress 

...public web conference, "ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – Update on Progress," that was held on May 18 & 19 and organized by the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) and convened by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI).

...listen to the web conference recordings, view the slides of the full presentations, and watch this video about the ICH guideline development process. 

To stay up to date on the work to revise ICH E6, please visit the ICH web page.

VISIT THE ECF MEMBER DISCUSSION ON ICH E6 R3

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eCF BoF Round-table: Utilization of Scribes for eCOA

eCF BoF Round-table: Utilization of Scribes for eCOA

This is a round-table discussion. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, make comments, ask questions, and contribute to the discussion. We will be discussing “The utilization of scribes is needed for the conduct of clinical assessments within eCOA.  Therefore, eCOA needs to be built in a manner that meets the regulatory requirements for scribing, to ensure all individuals participating in the assessment are audit trailed.”

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"When should audit trail begin?"

"When should audit trail begin?"

Several members of the eClinical Forum's Regulatory Advisory Group have published an article in Applied Clinical Trials on "When should audit trail begin?"  It is a discussion of the regulatory history behind audit trails and its interpretation as it relates to clinical research data originating or residing in EDC or eCOA systems.

Link to article:  When Should the Audit Trail Begin? (appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com) 

We welcome feedback! Please send to: REG@eclinicalforum.org 

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