The biotech company invests heavily in research and development, conducting dozens of studies and clinical trials over the past decade. The company relied on Medidata Rave EDC as its electronic data capture solution of choice. However, the company struggled to find a better way of sharing data once each clinical trial was completed.
The company followed the traditional method of sharing End of Study (EOS) documents with each site. It burned secure DVDs filled with PDF documents and then mailed copies of the DVD to each site. Processing all of these DVDs took a lot of time and money, and the company didn’t always receive the regulatory required confirmation from the sites that DVDs were received.
Working with DVDs can also be challenging for sites. Sites are required to maintain study data for up to 15 years, so site administrators need ways to file and store the DVDs and manage passwords. More problematic, many current laptops and mobile devices are built without DVD drives, so sites would need to hunt down a DVD drive just to view data.