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Using Cloud-Based Technologies In Clinical Trials

Source: DATATRAK International, Inc.

By Niki Kutac, Director, Product Management, DATATRAK

Technology has transformed industries, from music to medicine. Advances in data availability and the analytical tools to manage it are growing exponentially. With the addition of cloud technology, the benefits expand. But what does all this mean to data management in clinical trials? And what IS the Cloud?

What is Cloud Computing? From the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
‘Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models‘