The eSOURCE-READINESS ASSESSMENT TOOL (eSRA)

The tool 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 trials.

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 directly from the site's healthcare system, but are 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 and representatives from sites, has produced the "eSource-Readiness Assessment", otherwise known as "eSRA" for sites to perform a self-assessment of their computerized system's ability to be compliant with clinical research regulations.

The eSRA Questionnaire Version 2022 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 Questionnaire, 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.

Sponsors & CROS -- Please take our very brief survey regarding how you are using eSRA.  This will help us improve eSRA. Survey link: eCF eSRA Survey (eclinicalforum.org) THANK YOU!!!

Do we keep a list of sites that have completed eSRAs?

We have frequently been asked if we can provide a list of which sites have already completed an eSRA. Due to privacy laws in different countries, eClinical Forum does not keep such a list. We supply the eSRA questionnaire, free of charge, to anyone who wants to use it. We encourage sponsors to keep a list for themselves of which sites they have received a completed eSRA from. We encourage sites to store their completed eSRA in a central location (such as their IT department) so that other groups within the same organization / using the same electronic healthcare system, can use the completed eSRA as a basis to complete their own eSRA.

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eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire

eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire

Version 2022.2 (25-May-2022; only the license agreement for those re-using in another form has been updated)

This is the ONE FILE that you need to perform an eSRA Assessment.

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Public Release: English Translation of V2.00 of Japan EDC Management Sheet

Public Release: English Translation of V2.00 of Japan EDC Management Sheet

The Regulatory Expert Group is happy to announce the release of the English translation of the JPMA EDC Management Sheet v2.00.  EDC Management Sheet is a tool by which Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) ensures  the computerized system used in clinical trials comply with relevant regulations and guidelines.This is an unofficial translation and made public for anyone to use. Please be advised that the original Japanese version should be used for any disputes.

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Japanese translation of eSRA V2022

Japanese translation of eSRA V2022

Version 2022.1JP1 (10-May-2022)

Japanese translation of eSRA Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire (eSRA日本語訳)

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Members Release: Best Practice Document on Investigator’s Signature

Members Release: Best Practice Document on Investigator’s Signature

The eClinical Forum is happy to announce the release of the "Investigator’s signature on electronic Case Report Forms (eCRFs), MR2022”.

About the Best Practice Document: There is increased scrutiny by regulatory agencies on the collection of investigator’s signatures as evidence of the overall oversight on the eCRF is reported to the sponsor.  eClinical Forum PI Signature Working Group was formed in March 2021 to update the best practice document originally issued in 2017 by identifying best practices that are based on compliance to regulatory requirements and on risks such as reputation, credibility, legal liability of the data being used by the sponsor. 

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Member Release:  "Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials" MR2022

Member Release: "Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials" MR2022

ABOUT THE ECF REQUIREMENTSThe eClinical Forum has updated their 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, MHRA, NMPA 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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Implementing eSRA: Sponsor Perspective

Implementing eSRA: Sponsor Perspective

How to assess site's systems for appropriateness of collecting data for regulated clinical research. (Version 2022)

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Difference between eSRA V2022 and eSRA V2021

Difference between eSRA V2022 and eSRA V2021

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MEMBERS: Submission of comments to FDA on Digital Health Technologies for Remote Data Acquisition in Clinical Investigations

MEMBERS: Submission of comments to FDA on Digital Health Technologies for Remote Data Acquisition in Clinical Investigations

The eClinical Forum RWE Team discussed Docket No. FDA-2021-D-1128 “Digital Health Technologies for Remote Data Acquisition in Clinical Investigations; Draft Guidance for
Industry, Investigators, and Other Stakeholders; Availability”.  The resulting comments are a consensus of member opinion. They have been submitted to the FDA on March 8, 2022.

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