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We have succeeded in restoring the site to a new server and it is now available again for general use. We are still in the process of testing and reconfiguring the site and so some aspects may not work at expected. We ask for your patience while we bring everything back online.
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eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) is a tool to assess the data that has originated in an Investigator Site system (Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) according to different health authorities. eClinical Forum issued a Japanese translation of eSRA Handbook in July. This seminar is targeted for Japanese audiences, and eSRA will be explained in Japanese.
eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment)はEHR/EMRなどの医療機関のシステムのデータを治験に利用できるかどうか評価するためのツールであり、7月にeSRA Handbookの日本語版がリリースされました。本Webinarは日本の方を対象にeSRAをご紹介するものです。ぜひご参加をお待ちしています。
We have recently learnt that fraudulent Emails have been sent out with eclinicalforum.org addresses. The security issue has now been fixed, however, please be vigilant if you have received Emails during April and May purportedly from the eClinical Forum if they are asking for payment or personal information.
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The Virtual Workshop on May 11-13 that replaced the planned face-to-face Spring Workshops in Helsinki, Finland and Princeton, NJ was a huge success. It was attended by over 130 members from around the globe, representing 46 member companies -- many of whom would not have been able to attend a face-to-face meeting and this was their first eCF workshop. 4 EMA inspectors and several guests also attended. Evaluations gave the workshop a 4.3/5.0 which is lower than our face-to-face workshops, but for our first virtual workshop we are happy with this grade! A few comments from the evaluations: "Always an excellent group with many real experts. The interactions are very good." "Congratulations on an excellent event. Everything worked well. Sure, we missed the networking and evening events, but this worked well." "eClinical Forum is a fantastic source of information about the landscape of eClinical today." "eCF continues to be incredible value for money"
We are planning for another Virtual Workshop in Autumn 2020 (the week of October 12-16) and hoping to return to face-to-face workshops for Spring 2021. We now have a lot of good ideas for improvements for our 2nd Virtual Workshop! If anyone wants to make suggestions, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
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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
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.
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.
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.