Case Study: EDC Database Development Labor for Replicating Similar Studies > 100% More Efficient in iMedNet compared to Legacy EDC System
SDC takes pride in providing efficient, innovative and effective solutions for our clients. One way we maximize efficiency in data management is by streamlining the database replication process for similar or repeat studies within a clinical program.
While we have always passed efficiencies through to our clients historically utilizing our legacy EDC system (a well-known and widely used tool in the industry), we have recognized a significant increase in the efficiencies we can provide in replicating similar studies since transitioning to iMedNet EDC in 2012.
For this case study, we evaluated two examples of the database build and validation process in which we replicated the original study database to develop a similar study database within the same clinical program. In comparing the historic project data outlined below, we found that the database build and validation process for the 2nd study in Program B, utilizing iMedNet EDC, was over 100% more efficient than the 2nd study in Program A, utilizing our legacy EDC system.
As the most labor-intensive study startup activity for the data management team, reducing the required resources in the database development process can have a considerable impact in helping to meet the timelines and budgetary goals of your project.
- Developed in SDC’s legacy EDC system
Labor hours compared
- Database setup/development
- Data validation development and edit check programming
- Internal User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
- Post-production changes to the database and/or validation
- The database build and validation process for the 2nd study in Program B, utilizing iMedNet EDC, was over 100% more efficient than the same process for the 2nd study in Program A, utilizing our legacy EDC system.