If there was ever a clinical R&D version of the TV show, Jeopardy! I think that one of the categories might go something like this:
Site Lists for 200, please, Alex.
A: This site had a screening rate of 0.5 patients per month and a randomization rate of 0.29 patients per month.
Q: Which site isn’t entered in the system?
Site Lists for 400, please, Alex.
A: This site had an activation date of June 15th, and their first patient was screened on June 1st of the same year.
Q: Which site started screening before being activated?
Site Lists for 600, please, Alex.
A: This site list took up to four months to extract in a clean, readable format.
Q: What happens to 90 percent of all site lists?
Site Lists for 800, please, Alex.
That’s the Daily Double!
I’ll wager all 800, please, Alex.
A: This critical data point is not easily retrievable from many different clinical R&D data systems.
Q: What is the site activation date?
Site Lists for 1,000, please, Alex.
A: This easy-to-use clinical R&D system gives you the ability to view, filter, and extract, accurate, up-to-the-minute site lists with activation data along with all IRB/EC and user associations, at any time, from any computer, with only two clicks of your mouse.
Q: What is vaporware?
That is incorrect. TrialCentralNet℠ 6.0 from TCN Technologies does all this as part of the basic feature set. In addition, it allows you to detect inconsistencies in the data and provides an industry-leading set of graphical and numeric reports that offer amazing insight into clinical operations.
Even faced with poor data sets at the start of a trial, TCN Technologies offers services to clean up and maintain the data in a pristine fashion so that even when faced with garbage in, you can rely on gospel out.