Currently, there exists an average lag time of four months between protocol completion and study start. Furthermore, third-party conversion of data to SDTM lengthens cycle time and presents limits for traceability and re-use. Finally, working in a document-based environment results in significant manual duplication of effort.
This initiative aims to move the drug development process from a current state of manual, study start-up asset creation (i.e. Case Report Forms, Procedure Manuals, Statistical Analysis Plans, and Schedule of Activities) to a future state of fully-automated, dynamic, study start-up readiness via an open-sourced, vendor-agnostic technical solution that will reduce cycle times and improve data quality for sponsors, third-party providers, sites and regulators.
- Accelerate study start up
- Allows for more efficient SDTM compliance
- Increase data transparency
- Accelerate asset readiness
- Enable platform trial design and set up
- Facilitate digital / remote trials
- Use of machine learning / artificial intelligence to automate and reduce cycle time
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Common Protocol Template
The Common Protocol Template Initiative is working with industry stakeholders and regulators to create a model clinical trial protocol template containing a common structure and model language to improve accuracy in data recordation and speed study start up.
Clinical Data Standards
The Clinical Data Standards Initiative, in collaboration with leading industry organizations, aims to develop industry-wide Data Standards in priority Therapeutic Areas (TAs) to support the exchange and submission of clinical research and meta-data, while improving patient safety and outcomes.
The eSource Initiative seeks to assist TransCelerate Member Companies, and ultimately other trial sponsors in overcoming real and perceived challenges to influence more efficient data gathering practices to benefit patients, sites and sponsors.