Is Open Source Technology Right For Your Clinical Studies?

Joshua Elvert | Clinovo | October 10, 2013

I recently attended the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern (OCT) California event as Clinovo was an exhibitor, showcasing the latest release of our advanced open source electronic data capture (EDC) system ClinCapture. Over the two days of the conference, speakers presented on topics ranging from choosing technology platforms to negotiating with your vendors. I sat in on the session by Liz Robertson, Director of Data Management, at TRACON Pharmaceuticals.

Benefits of open source technology

By relying on open source technology, the speaker was able to gain greater control and flexibility while driving down overall clinical study costs. Liz Robertson uses an open source EDC platform in order to be more hands-on, fixing issues herself, and having access to the clinical data and back-end of the platform. As there are no license fees to pay, TRACON was capable of running a high volume of clinical trials on a limited budget.