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BoF Webinar: IMI Mobilise-D -- Measuring and validating real-world mobility – Easier said than done

Tues, 10 Nov 2020

BoF Webinar: IMI Mobilise-D -- Measuring and validating real-world mobility – Easier said than done

Date:  Tuesday 10-November, 2020  Duration: One hour  Time: UTC 1500

Presenter:   Beatrix Vereijken (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Valdo Arnera (ERT Technology)

Mobility is an important marker of health, key to our independence, and a major driver for quality of life. Many aspects of how we walk can be easily measured and quantified in a well-equipped scientific or clinical laboratory, but this ‘artificial snapshot in time’ is a poor indicator of how well we move about in the real world. Recent advances in digital technologies have opened the door to monitoring mobility 24/7 but going beyond the number of steps or the vigour of moving has shown remarkably difficult. Yet, accurate assessment of daily life mobility in clinical trials and patient treatment is necessary for improved and more personalised care, but what is required to get there?

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: eClinical Forum Virtual Workshop, 12-16 October 2020

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REGISTRATIONS CLOSED: eClinical Forum Virtual Workshop, 12-16 October 2020

We are pleased to announce the details of our next Virtual Global Workshop on 12-16 October 2020 (which replaces our planned Global Workshop in Dublin which is postponed until 2021). The virtual workshop will include a mix of global and regional events and is open to participants from any member company in any region.

Our last virtual workshop was a great success and this one will be even better. We have made sure that sessions are as convenient as possible for the different timezones across the world by limiting the duration of global sessions and offering more regional sessions. Learning from each other is what we do best and we will be introducing a number of ways to increase interactivity during the workshop (although nothing can replace the networking and comeraderie of an eCF face-to-face meeting!). REGISTER HERE

BoF Round-table: Master Protocol Trial Designs & Data Management Considerations

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

BoF Round-table: Master Protocol Trial Designs & Data Management Considerations

Facilitator:   Sara Hale, Amgen

Since the release of the FDA guidance for Adaptive Clinical Trial Design, many Sponsors have been working to enable Master Protocol trials. The MP designs includes 1. Basket Trial Design 2 Umbrella Trial Designs and Platform Trial Designs, which more complex in nature in that they are inclusive of multiple sub-studies within a single trial that within a traditional designs would have been separating out into separate trials. Making it necessary to consider fit-for-purpose strategic operational, process and system solutions.

BoF Webinar: The Use of Audit Trail Review as a Key Tool in Ensuring Data Integrity

New Date: Oct 7 2020

BoF Webinar: The Use of Audit Trail Review as a Key Tool in Ensuring Data Integrity

Join us for a discussion of the eCF/SCDM industry position paper on the use of audit trail review as a key tool in ensuring data integrity.   We will share our thoughts on the rationale, opportunities and challenges, along with practical implementation recommendations.  

Presenters:           Linda King, Astellas, eCF Audit Trail Review Team

                                Miko Pietilä, Signant Health, eCF Audit Trail Review Team

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE)

Recording of 8-July-2020 webinar available!

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE)

According to the FDA’s website, “Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in health care decisions.”  And a recent survey by the eClinical Forum showed that most respondents believe that RWD and RWE will become much more important in clinical research over the next few years.  As a result, many questions have arisen regarding the use cases, data sources, quality of these sources, regulatory guidance documents and so on. The goal of this “Birds of a Feather” session is to present some basic information on these topics and to present a few case examples to illustrate how RWD and RWE are playing an increasingly important role in research. 

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BoF Round-table Discussion: Considerations and challenges for electronic research data archival at sites using direct download

BoF Round-table Discussion: Considerations and challenges for electronic research data archival at sites using direct download

The implementation of new solutions to share electronically the eCRF PDFs with sites have brought up new considerations and challenges to this process.

We would like everyone to share their experiences on how the process has been implemented, as well as the challenges experienced. This will be a group discussion on the recommendations to make this process as straight forward as possible for Sites and Sponsors, while complying with requirements.

Facilitated by Carmen Jiménez, Eli Lilly

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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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Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Practical Considerations when implementing eConsent

Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Practical Considerations when implementing eConsent

This webinar introduces the NEW "Practical Guide to eConsent" which addresses key themes and hots topics and provides a view on the modernization of the clinical trials informed consenting process, including the current perception shift of eConsent adoption in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a joint work by the eClinical Forum and EUCROF.

 

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Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion:  “When does audit trail begin?”

Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion: “When does audit trail begin?”

Audit trails create a step-by-step record of data back to its source. It is utilized when the integrity and confidence of the datapoint has critical/legal significance. It is important to determine and declare when data entry becomes “real” data. In legacy paper, data is manually recorded, but only becomes “real” when it is signed, submitted, or completed. Signatures and confirmations also exist to add additional credibility to the source. If a paper form is being filled, it is considered draft until it is declared complete by the originator. The originator has the option to crumple up the “draft” paper and start another without question. The same should hold true with electronic data entry as this webinar will discuss.

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