The story you will read is true. Only the names and disease state are hidden, to maintain the integrity of clinical research:-).
Last week we had the privilege to sit down with a physician who shared challenges in planning a clinical trial. She had been working for years on this trial, and continued to face resource consuming and frustrating issues. Recently she attended a two hour meeting where some basic questions were left unanswered, and – even more frustrating – the traditional paths to getting those answers were not promising.
One, she was struggling to find subjects to qualify for the trial. Two, she was wondering about what investigator sites might be appropriate.
She knew that there were others who were conducting trials on this disease, but couldn’t quickly and easily get at key information about those trials. If she could find the right trials and learn about the investigator sites used, it could help her with strategies to find potential sites and qualified subjects.
Enter Clinical Collections. We were able to sit down with her and within minutes show her all the trials she was interested in. You could see her face light up. She could easily isolate a set of reference trials and see the core design elements. She was able to see where investigator sites were located and understand trial enrollment targets. With a simple click she was at the original source data for a complete review, including eligibility criteria. It helped her think about how to recruit patients and identify sites for her trial.
She shared that Clinical Collections could save weeks of work, by providing immediate information that she could quickly review and explore across multiple trials. The conversation with this physician reinforces our belief that making clinical trial data open, consumable and curated can be of great value to clinical researchers.
In the video below, Tom Krohn shares how you can use the Clinical Collections tool to find information that can help in clinical trial planning. Give it a try, and let us know how you might use Clinical Collections to assist in your research. Just leave a comment or drop us an e-mail.