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Can anyone share experiences to help us evaluate OC?

Hello
I work in the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Sheffield, and we're investigating OpenClinica to see if it meets our needs for data capture. Because we have only recently become aware of it, the director of our unit would like some assurance of its robustness.
I have noticed many references to organisations on the OpenClinica site who evaluated and/or started to use the software. We are interested to know who has continued to use it for the duration of a study, or adopted it widely in the organisation, and especially your responses to the following questions:
How long have you been using OpenClinica?
How many studies is it being used for, and what proportion of your organisation's studies does this represent?
What limitations have you encountered, and (how) were you able to overcome them?
How has the software been received by staff not involved in the technical administration of OpenClinica, eg study managers, statisticians and data entry staff?
Thanks very much for your thoughts,
Tim
--
Tim Chater - Database Manager t: +44 (0)114 22 20876
Clinical Trials Research Unit f: +44 (0)114 22 20870
University of Sheffield http://www.shef.ac.uk/ctru

Comments

  • ehrchitectehrchitect Posts: 1
    Hi all,
    I would also be very interested in the answers to these questions. I just
    found out about OpenClinica and I'm now investigating setting up a server to
    model projects for the Universities I'm connected to. I would be very
    interested in knowing how this connects with knowledgebase tools, and would
    be interested in how groups are using it for interoperability with external
    systems.
    Many thanks,
    Brian
    -- Brian Armstrong EHRchitect Solutions Victoria, BC http://www.ehrchitect.com ³The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.² - Michelangelo On 5/22/09 10:12 AM, "Tim Chater" wrote:
    > > Hello
    > >
    > > I work in the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of
    > > Sheffield, and we're investigating OpenClinica to see if it meets our
    > > needs for data capture. Because we have only recently become aware of
    > > it, the director of our unit would like some assurance of its
    > > robustness.
    > >
    > > I have noticed many references to organisations on the OpenClinica
    > > site who evaluated and/or started to use the software. We are
    > > interested to know who has continued to use it for the duration of a
    > > study, or adopted it widely in the organisation, and especially your
    > > responses to the following questions:
    > >
    > > How long have you been using OpenClinica?
    > >
    > > How many studies is it being used for, and what proportion of your
    > > organisation's studies does this represent?
    > >
    > > What limitations have you encountered, and (how) were you able to
    > > overcome them?
    > >
    > > How has the software been received by staff not involved in the
    > > technical administration of OpenClinica, eg study managers,
    > > statisticians and data entry staff?
    > >
    > > Thanks very much for your thoughts,
    > > Tim
  • kristiakkristiak Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    Hello Tim,
    For what ever it is worth:
    I'm new to OpenClinica but have a very long experience (<40 years)
    from Clinical Research using everything on the market both within
    the pharmaceutical industry and as a Senior Research Coordinator
    at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
    In my experience with OpenClinica I have made the following
    observations.
    1. It is free! Other system cost at least 50 000 £ just for a
    small study
    2. It is easy and very intuitive to create e-CRF's
    3. The user interface is intuitive and the coming users seem very
    happy with it.
    4. The audit trails seems to meet all legal requirements
    5. It may not have all the bells and whistles from some of the
    commercial systems but you can make almost anything with it.
    6. We are just in the process of setting up a few studies
    involving more than 1000 patients. I will keep you posted as to
    our progress!
    Kind regards
    Krister
    -----Original Message-----
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    Sent: den 22 maj 2009 19:13
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    Subject: [Users] Can anyone share experiences to help us evaluate
    OC?
    Hello
    I work in the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of
    Sheffield, and we're investigating OpenClinica to see if it meets
    our
    needs for data capture. Because we have only recently become aware
    of
    it, the director of our unit would like some assurance of its
    robustness.
    I have noticed many references to organisations on the OpenClinica
    site who evaluated and/or started to use the software. We are
    interested to know who has continued to use it for the duration of
    a
    study, or adopted it widely in the organisation, and especially
    your
    responses to the following questions:
    How long have you been using OpenClinica?
    How many studies is it being used for, and what proportion of your
    organisation's studies does this represent?
    What limitations have you encountered, and (how) were you able to
    overcome them?
    How has the software been received by staff not involved in the
    technical administration of OpenClinica, eg study managers,
    statisticians and data entry staff?
    Thanks very much for your thoughts,
    Tim
    -- Tim Chater - Database Manager t: +44 (0)114 22 20876 Clinical Trials Research Unit f: +44 (0)114 22 20870 University of Sheffield http://www.shef.ac.uk/ctru
  • Dear Sir,
    Our company has been using the local DM software for data management. We are looking EDC software currently.
    We have never tried OpenClinica before.

    Best Wishes
    Philip Fanqiang Meng, M.D.; CEO
    H&J CRO International, Inc.
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    -----Original Message-----
    Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:13 AM
    To: [email protected]
    Cc: Ashley Moran
    Subject: [Users] Can anyone share experiences to help us evaluate OC?

    Hello

    I work in the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of
    Sheffield, and we're investigating OpenClinica to see if it meets our
    needs for data capture. Because we have only recently become aware of
    it, the director of our unit would like some assurance of its
    robustness.

    I have noticed many references to organisations on the OpenClinica
    site who evaluated and/or started to use the software. We are
    interested to know who has continued to use it for the duration of a
    study, or adopted it widely in the organisation, and especially your
    responses to the following questions:

    How long have you been using OpenClinica?

    How many studies is it being used for, and what proportion of your
    organisation's studies does this represent?

    What limitations have you encountered, and (how) were you able to
    overcome them?

    How has the software been received by staff not involved in the
    technical administration of OpenClinica, eg study managers,
    statisticians and data entry staff?

    Thanks very much for your thoughts,
    Tim

    --
    Tim Chater - Database Manager t: +44 (0)114 22 20876
    Clinical Trials Research Unit f: +44 (0)114 22 20870
    University of Sheffield http://www.shef.ac.uk/ctru
  • timchatertimchater Posts: 2
    Hi all
    Thank you for your responses. The details you provided were very useful. I'll give it a go and let you know how I get on!
    Tim
    --
    Tim Chater - Database Manager t: +44 (0)114 22 20876
    Clinical Trials Research Unit f: +44 (0)114 22 20870
    University of Sheffield http://www.shef.ac.uk/ctru
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