Clinical Forum Teams work extensively with industry, healthcare organisations, academia regulators to link stakeholders and to facilitate the development of the environment for electronic clinical research. We have conducted surveys, developed tools, built an extensive base of knowledge of information relevant to the successful implementation of eClinical solutions.

Join the eClinical Forum to participate in cross-industry initiatives and to benefit from early access to pre-competitive information on best practices and trends.

ECF Teams and Projects

Audit Trail Review Analytics (ATRA) 16 February 20240

Audit Trail Review Analytics (ATRA)

Team started in August 2024.  The goal is to review, prioritize and standardize the audit trail review data checks based on the eCF ATR position paper (2021) and create a list of high impact checks that can be implemented by sponsor companies and technology vendors.

Essential Metadata 29 January 20240

Essential Metadata

The goal is to produce a list and description of the essential metadata required to be able to reenact the events of the trial.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 02 November 20220

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The joint Working Group on AI/ML by eClinical Forum and EUCROF is monitoring the evolution of AI/ML technologies in the Life Sciences domain and addressing relevant topics that are of major interest for clinical research.

Decentralised Clinical Trials 02 November 20220

Decentralised Clinical Trials

The DCT Working Group is a joint effort between eClinical Forum and EUCROF. The team's objectives are to define DCT terms and to develop position papers and roadmaps on DCT solutions that simplify patient and site experiences. 

Investigator Site File (ISF Assessment) 14 October 20220

Investigator Site File (ISF Assessment)

Developing a questionnaire to assist sites in evaluating their e-Investigator Site File systems against clinical research regulatory regulations and recommendations.

Principal Investigators’ Signatures 04 March 20210

Principal Investigators’ Signatures

Aligning the existing eCF best practices document with the most recent regulatory expectations

eConsent 17 October 20190


Evaluating the currently available data on the implementation of Electronic Consent

Audit Trail Review 29 January 20190

Audit Trail Review

Best practices for meeting regulatory expectations for Audit Trail Review

Archiving and Decommissioning 29 January 20190

Archiving and Decommissioning

Developing a position paper from the industry on the electronic archiving of study data and related topics