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The eClinical Forum is a global network of peers. It provides a non‐competitive environment for innovation, learning and collaboration in clinical research.
HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is a standard describing data formats and elements and an application programming interface for exchanging electronic health records. The standard was created by the Health Level Seven International health-care standards organization. Vulcan is an HL7 FHIR Accelerator that brings together stakeholders from across the translational and clinical research communities in order to bridge existing gaps between clinical care and clinical research, strategically connect industry collaboratives, maximize collective resources, and deliver integrated tools and resources. HL7 FHIR is the path forward to bridge clinical care and clinical research. A global collaboration between all translational and clinical research stakeholders to co-develop out the standard, it will allow for a reproducible, scalable process for data exchange. The presenters will share not only the conclusions drawn from use cases developed up to this point, but will also provide insight into the future direction and priorities of Vulcan.
Historically, each sponsor, contract research organization (CRO), clinical site, and eCOA service provider has handled eCOA data change request (DCR) processes differently, resulting in the possibility for mixed expectations among the stakeholders and inconsistent results. In the worst-case scenario, there is the risk of findings from inspections and audits, either because control over source records did not reside as expected with the site, or because there was a lack of oversight over eCOA data changes requested by sites and performed by the eCOA service provider. There is a need for a well-defined, consistent, and balanced process for handling eCOA data change requests in clinical trials. The objective of this document is to outline best practices that will result in improved data accuracy and integrity, greater transparency amongst the different stakeholders, increased consistency throughout the clinical trials industry, and adherence to the study protocol, good clinical practices (GCP), and government regulations. The approach to eCOA data changes outlined here is focused on patient-reported outcome (PRO) data but can be applied, where appropriate, to all eCOA data, including clinician-reported data and observer-reported data.
A collaborative team comprised of Critical Path Institute’s ePRO Consortium, PRO Consortium and eClinical Forum have been meeting since early 2020 to discuss this topic and produce a best-practice recommendations paper. They will be sharing their discussions during this webinar. The associated paper is anticipated to be published during 1Q 2022.
We are pleased to announce the details of our next Virtual Global Workshop on 19-28 October 2021. The virtual workshop will include presentation, discussion and working sessions and is open to participants from any member company in any region.
Our virtual workshops have been a great success and this one will be even better! The sessions have been optimised to accommodate our members from around the world by spreading the meeting over 6 days (19-21 October and 26-28 October), limiting the duration of each meeting day to 2 hours and by offering 2 sessions a day (at 8:00 UTC and 16:00 UTC). Learning from each other is what we do best, and the workshop will provide opportunity for collaboration and exchange through breakout groups to contribute to the work of the eClinical Forum, round table discussions on hot topics and time for Q&A. Of course, nothing can replace the networking and camaraderie of a face-to-face eCF meeting, but we will come close! REGISTER HERE
This is a round-table discussion. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, make comments, ask questions, and contribute to the discussion. We will be discussing: “Can we develop best practices for implementing standards across sponsors and CROs of all sizes to drive efficiencies that result in medical advancements getting to patients faster?”
The eClinical Forum published a joint paper with SCDM in April 2021, titled “Audit Trail Review: Key Tool to Ensure Data Integrity”. (If you missed it, you can download it here: Public Release: Audit Trail Review: Key Tool to Ensure Data Integrity Version 1.0 (eclinicalforum.org) ) Now that members have had time to review the paper and perhaps discuss with colleagues, we thought it is a good time to hear what different members are doing, or are planning to do, regarding audit trail review. This focus session will not be discussing the paper, but rather will be discussing what practices around audit trail review our members are taking.
This is a two-hour focus session. The first hour will be presentations of case-studies from eClinical Forum members. The second hour will be a round-table discussion.
eCF Webinar: FDA OneSource and Common Data Model Harmonization (CDMH) - Use of Real World Data in Clinical Research
Presenter: Mitra Rocca, FDA CDER Health Information Technology Technical Lead
Open To: Staff from eClinical Forum member companies gratis (If you are not an eCF member, please review our website www.eclinicalforum.org/membership for membership information or contact email@example.com )
This is a round-table discussion. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, make comments, ask questions, and contribute to the discussion. We will be discussing “The utilization of scribes is needed for the conduct of clinical assessments within eCOA. Therefore, eCOA needs to be built in a manner that meets the regulatory requirements for scribing, to ensure all individuals participating in the assessment are audit trailed.”
The eClinical Forum is pleased to offer a free public webinar – the same as was presented to the FDA CDER Health IT Board on 6-April-2021 – to provide information on our 2 free tools: The “eCF Requirements” (Requirements for electronic data for regulated clinical trials) and eSRA (Site eSource-Readiness Assessment).
We are pleased to announce the details of our next Virtual Global Workshop on 4-18 May 2021. The virtual workshop will include presentation, discussion and working sessions and is open to participants from any member company in any region.
Our virtual workshops in 2020 were 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 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
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.
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.
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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eCF Focus Session: EMA Guideline on Computerised Systems and Electronic Data in Clinical Research
A member from each eCF Project Team will present significant items in this guideline, from the perspective of their team topic.
Japanese translation of eSRA V2023
Version 2023.2JP1 (18-Sep-2023)
Japanese translation of eSRA Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire (eSRA日本語訳)
Birds-of-a-Feather Presentation and Discussion: Audit Trail Review Tools
The facilitators will share their experiences with the Boehringer-Ingelheim audit trail review tool … how it was developed, how it is being used, and what are the benefits. They welcome and encourage an open discussion on what tools and procedures other organizations are using for audit trail review.
eClinical Forum Hybrid Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open and the agenda is available for our next European Workshop in Barcelona, Spain on October 4-6 hosted by Veeva Systems
This hybrid workshop is available for face-to-face or remote participation.
Please note...Presentations will be recorded and published in the member section of our Website after the workshop. Remote participation cannot replicate the experience of face-to-face participation and we encourage you to attend in person if you can.
We encourage you and your colleagues to REGISTER NOW
Download Agenda HERE
Americas Autumn Workshop
eClinical Forum Autumn Workshop, Spring House, Pennsylvania
We are happy to announce the topics and registration for the eClinical Forum workshop to be hosted by Janssen in Spring House, Pennsylvania on October 24-26 2023.
This is an in-person workshop. There will be networking/social events on both evenings. Each eCF Member company in the Americas region will have 1 or 2 seats at this workshop. For those wishing to attend a remote eCF workshop, the eCF European workshop on Oct 4-6 will have similar topics and will be live-streamed and recorded. Information on the European workshop will be on our website soon.
eClinical Forum Autumn Workshop, Kobe, Japan
We are happy to announce the topics and registration for the eClinical Forum workshop to be hosted by Eli Lilly in Kobe, Japan on November 13-14 2023.
This is an in-person workshop. There will be networking/social events on the first evenings. Each eCF Member company in the APAC region will have 1 or 2 seats at this workshop. For those wishing to attend a remote eCF workshop, the eCF European workshop on Oct 4-6 will have similar topics and will be live-streamed and recorded.
eCF Technology Showcase: Viedoc Technologies AB – “The integrated eTMF/eISF to control study documentation management”
This is an eClinical Forum Technology Showcase. Our Technology Showcase sessions have been requested by eCF members to provide a demonstration of products or services. Viedoc Technologies, an eClinical Forum member company, will showcase their e-Trial Master File/e-Inestigator Site File solution. The eClinical Forum does not promote nor endorse any particular technology vendors.