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. 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.

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.

The eSRA Questionnaire Version 2024 can be downloaded as part of the eSRA Handbook below.  (This version incorporates changes based on the EMA Guideline on computerised systems and electronic data in clinical trials.)

Notice to those intending to include eSRA in their own materials: Copyrighted by the eClinical Forum 2024. The eClinical Forum keeps all rights of this material. Please see the License for Fair Use in the eSRA Handbook and “Implementing eSRA” Guide. We welcome eSRA to be used in other formats, however, it is required that eSRA text be used exactly, that all eSRA questions are included, that your use of eSRA is updated when eCF eSRA is updated, and that eClinical Forum is notified in writing and credited. By using these materials, you acknowledge the terms and conditions for use.  The eClinical Forum is only responsible for the eSRA materials as distributed via the eClinical Forum website. If using the eCF form, downloaded from this website, in it's original format, there is no need to notify eCF.

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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eCF Views & News

eCF Views & News

We send out a brief monthly newsletter via email to all our active eCF members to keep them abreast of the activities of eCF that they can participate in. The more who participate, the better we are "A Network Powered by Peers". Click to see the most current newsletter.

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eCF Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar:  Site experience in the day-and-age of hybrid e-trials

eCF Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar:  Site experience in the day-and-age of hybrid e-trials

Back by popular demand!  Dr. van de Walle presented at the hybrid European eCF workshop in May … and we just ran out of time to answer all the questions! So many requests to ask Viviënne to present again with more time. So, here it is! Not to be missed!  Viviënne is a full-time investigator and founder of an indepenent research site. She has vast site and patient experience and will share her insight into how hybrid trials are going for the sites and the patients.

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Assessing Investigator Site File Systems for Clinical Research

A brief overview of who should use the eCF's newest assessment tool ... and why. This article can be viewed or downloaded by clicking "read more".

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New eCF ISF System Assessment!

New eCF ISF System Assessment!

eClinical Forum now has 2 FREE assessment forms for sites to self-assess their systems for use in regulated clinical trials. We are excited to release the first version of the “ISF System Assessment”.   This assessment form is very similar to our eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) and is, like eSRA, based on regulatory documents from regulators around the globe.

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eCF Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials PR2023

eCF Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials PR2023

The eClinical Forum is happy to announce the Public release of the "eCF Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials PR2023"

ABOUT THE ECF REQUIREMENTS:  The 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, NMPA, MHRA 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 source or manage 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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eClinical Forum has released the 2024 version of their “eSource Readiness Assessment” – eSRA

It is a response to the growing expectation by regulatory agencies for clinical trial sponsors to verify that clinical research site systems (e.g., EHRs) comply with requirements to protect confidentiality and provide accurate and reliable data for the use in a regulated research environment. V2024 includes updates based on the EMA Guideline on computerised systems and electronic data in clinical trials.

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Best Practice Recommendations for Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Data Changes

Congratulations to the joint C-Path/eCF :eCOA Best Practices" Team for publishing their paper “Best Practice Recommendations for Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Data Changes”

 in the peer-reviewed SCDM Journal “Digital First”. 

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eCF REG Team has updated the "eCF Requirements" to include mappings to the EMA Guideline on Computerised Systems and Electronic Data in Clinical Research

eCF REG Team has updated the "eCF Requirements" to include mappings to the EMA Guideline on Computerised Systems and Electronic Data in Clinical Research

The eClinical Forum REG Team has completed a significant update to the Members-Only 2023 release of the eCF Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials (commonly referred to as the “eCF Requirements”).  This updated release incorporates extensive review and mapping of the EMA Guideline for Computerised Systems and Electronic Data in Clinical Research. This document is invaluable in determining if electronic records and systems are appropriate for use in regulated clinical trials.

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