Clinical trials generate massive amounts of data – and the need for accuracy, accessibility and consistency in document management is paramount. Furthermore, clinical trials are globally distributed in regards of team members and sites. Electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) have become a necessity to enable project teams and sponsors to effectively document, store and execute global clinical trials. Pharm-Olam has worked with different TMF/eTMF solutions over the years and was most recently utilizing Veeva Vault eTMF. After narrowing down the list of potential partners to Veeva and Medidata, a side by side comparison was undertaken. This article discusses the benefits and capabilities of Medidata Rave eTMF while answering questions about how it compares to Veeva Vault.
In this post, we discuss elements and lessons learned from a recent BARDA funded Influenza A Phase II study. The study’s purpose was to assess the efficacy of the Sponsors IP in treating severely ill and hospitalized Influenza A patients. Subject Detail: The study was targeted to enroll a subset of the general Influenza A global population. The study inclusion criteria required that each patient be ill for a certain number of days which could not be exceeded. The subject must also be hospitalized and specifically on oxygen therapy.
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Clinical Trials are large complex projects, and occasionally a sponsor may need to make a change to bring an underperforming project back on schedule. This type of change is not taken lightly by sponsors. Making such a transition takes time and a large investment in coordination and additional money. In this post, we will take you through a general scenario for a full-service contract research organization (CRO) transition. Our example will show when a sponsor fully transitions from the CRO currently running their study to a new CRO taking over and finishing it off. You may be wondering, “how long would that take?”. After reading this article, you will have the answer based on generally accepted timetables.
When working on a rare disease program, there are far reaching benefits to conducting a natural history (NH) study. In this article, Pharm-Olam's Dr. Jovana Vlajkovic-Josic was interviewed by Melissa Fassbender from Outsourcing-Pharma.
Personal data privacy has taken another evolutionary step with the release of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you work for an organization that is not based in the EU, you may or may not be aware of the GDPR. The GDPR, came into effect on May 25, 2018.
Pharm-Olam specializes in the conduct of complex global rare disease clinical trials. Because Phase 3 trials are designed to assess the efficacy, effectiveness, as well as safety of a new drug, this is typically a difficult, costly and time-intensive process. The difficulty of Phase 3 trials rachets up even more when it is conducted in a rare disease population.
Your clinical trial has been running for years potentially and now it is time to achieve a database lock that is efficient, quality driven and on time. A critical component to the overall success of any clinical trial is how Clinical Data Management (CDM) manages the trial during its conduct and how it closes it out to achieve database lock.