Institutions play an integral role in translating “bench” research into practical applications that advance human health. To do this, researchers need strong research infrastructure to function as an “engine” that can accelerate discoveries. What vulnerabilities do clinical data repositories pose? Will researchers be able to communicate and fulfill responsibilities with their academic partners? Can they assure that they never misplace a sample? And, how do they appropriately track data and sample sharing when needed?
In this article, Sonia Abrol, VP of Software Development and Operations at WCG Velos, shares her insights into these questions. Ms. Abrol has worked with several prominent institutions on data quality systems that support complex parent-child biobanks, integrated laboratory associations, varying workflows with study questionnaires, longitudinal data, samples and consent tracking, and the associations between single plasma donations with multiple recipients. In the article below, Ms. Abrol shares some insights and best practices she has gleaned in recent months working with institutions managing their e-samples.