Article | May 20, 2016

Removing Unnecessary Risk From Clinical Trials Throughout The Chain Of Custody

Removing Unnecessary Risk From Clinical Trials Throughout The Chain Of Custody

The successful execution of clinical trials involves coordinating a myriad of resources and processes. Among these challenges is the management of the global clinical supply chain, including complete traceability across the entire chain of custody. Maintaining visibility into the chain of custody can be challenging for many reasons, as can providing the level of data integrity and traceability required by regulatory authorities. Gaps in today’s processes, such as disparate data systems with little or no integration, supply management as a low priority for site staff, and frequent site monitor and CRA turnover all combine to create serious risk in the chain of custody.