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eCF Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials PR2023

24 March 2024 Public Release

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.

Best Practice Recommendations for Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Data Changes

Publication from joint team of C-Path and eClinical Forum

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”. 

Three white papers released by the eCF/EUCROF Archiving and the Decommissioning Team

Three white papers released by the eCF/EUCROF Archiving and the Decommissioning Team

The Archiving and Decommission Team is pleased to announce the public release of three white papers:

  • "The Decommissioning of Computerised Systems Used in Clinical Trials" 
  • "Nature of a Distributed Trial Master File ‐ Practical Aspects"
  • "Data Formats Used in Clinical Trials"

These white papers were 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.

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.

"When should audit trail begin?"

eCF published in Applied Clinical Trials 16-June-2021

"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.

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

eCF Webinar on "eCF Requirements" and "eSRA" - Recording Available Here

Requirements for Regulated Electronic Data in Clinical Trials and the Site eSource-Readiness Assessment

eCF Webinar on "eCF Requirements" and "eSRA" - Recording Available Here

This webinar recording provides the same content as was presented to the FDA CDER Health IT Board on 6-April-2021. Even in 2024, the content is still relevant.

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.

Public Release: Electronic Informed Consent Implementation Guide Practical Considerations Version 1.0

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  • 18 March 2021
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Public Release: Electronic Informed Consent Implementation Guide  Practical Considerations  Version 1.0

The EUCROF and eClinical Forum Electronic Informed Consent (eConsent) Joint Task Force are pleased to announce the publication of the eConsent Implementation Guide (version 1). The joint task force was formed in 2019 with a view to look at some of the barriers to adoption of eConsent considering the benefits to stakeholders.

eConsent offers remote electronic options for informing and consenting trial participants of a clinical trial, this being a particularly useful capability especially during the pandemic period when site visits are reduced.

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.

Applied Clinical Trials publishes article on eCF Requirements

Applied Clinical Trials publishes article on eCF Requirements

Applied Clinical Trials has published an article highlighting the eClinical Forum “Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials” (or simply, “eCF Requirements”: http://www.appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com/keeping-regulatory-expectations .  July 8, 2019

The eCF Requirements are based upon statements in regulatory documents (from the FDA, EMA, PMDA and ICH) 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

White Paper, Checklist and Task Ownership Matrix for Electronic Data Capture Systems in Clinical Trials using Service Providers

  • 22 December 2016
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White Paper, Checklist and Task Ownership Matrix for Electronic Data Capture Systems in Clinical Trials using Service Providers

The eCF EDC Hosting Team has released the final White Paper documenting best practices for establishing controls and operational procedures that facilitate compliance with evolving regulatory expectations for Electronic Data Capture in Clinical Trials using Service Providers (e.g. EMA Reflection Paper and ICH GCP Addendum). The eCF has engaged with regulators (including the EMA GCP IWG and FDA) and industry stakeholders in developing the documents.

ACT Article on eCF Risk Based Monitoring Approaches and Best Practices

  • 15 December 2015
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ACT Article on eCF Risk Based Monitoring Approaches and Best Practices

The eClinical Forum Risk Based Monitoring Taskforce offers some best practices for ensuring clinical data quality. Applied Clinical Trials July/August 2013

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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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