When EDC in clinical trials began almost 30 years ago, it was revolutionary to clinical research. Since then, advances in science and technology are forcing the industry to consider new methods for collecting and using clinical trial data. The initial electronic data capture systems were not designed to store and manage the influx of clinical data we are seeing today, and frankly will not be able to support trials in the future. Further, the current global environment is shining a spotlight on antiquated systems and processes and is compelling the industry to rapidly embrace new ways of approaching clinical development, and specifically data collection. Ed Miseta, Chief Editor of Clinical Leader, meets with Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Health Sciences, to look back on the evolution of clinical trial data capture systems and to discuss Steve’s experience as a founder of EDC and his unique perspective and insight on why a transformative shift needs to happen, and why it needs to happen now.