Clinical Data Management Systems
Best Clinical Data Management Systems include:
What are Clinical Data Management Systems?
A Clinical Data Management System or CDMS is a tool used in clinical research to manage and store the data of a clinical trial. CDMS employ different means to validate clinical data and minimize errors due to human error caused by manual entry.
It is often built-in to existing Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) software, but more commonly, vendors in the space are offering these two components separately.
Features & Capabilities
Many CDMS platforms are designed to be very industry-specific or use-case-specific. For example, you will find CDMS tailored to use in trauma intake services, psychiatry studies, and/or pharmaceuticals development.
However, here are some key features to look for across CDMS platforms, regardless of their focus:
- "At-a-glance" dashboards
- Automated data validation
- Data locking
- Data lookups and intuitive search
- Data reporting, built-in w/ customization options
- Electronic data capturing (EDC)
- Support for electrophysiological data
- Exportation of data in various file formats
- Interface with word processing/data entry software
- Integration with related software, like CTMS
- Support for neuroimage data
Clinical Data Management Systems Comparison
The deciding factors for choosing a CDMS platform are almost identical to that of choosing a CTMS. One of the key decision-makers for choosing a CDMS is whether you'd like to have a cloud or on-premise-hosted solution. Depending on your jurisdiction, regulations on subject rights and privacy may make this decision for you. Also, consider whether you'd like a CDMS specifically designed for your industry, they typically have standardized features that speak to your specific applications that can help with training and onboarding investigators and clinical trial managers. As you're reviewing the regulatory requirements for a CDMS when deciding your deployment style, make sure to verify with vendors that it will comply.
As with CTMS, CDMS vendors offer free trials, but take note of costs associated with choosing a solution that's right for you: setup and implementation fees, integration fees, compliance fees, support fees, and the addition of added modules and considerations. On the lower-end, you can find CDMS software for around $20k/yr. You may save money both in the short-term and long-term by going with a CDMS that is already backed into an existing CTMS platform.
Oracle Health Sciences, a provider of eClinical technology, introduced the Clinical One Data Collection Cloud Service in June, 2020. With the ability to capture data from any source into a single, unified platform, Oracle Clinical One technology supports clinical research to improve…
Ambra's Clinical Trial Management solution includes an easy image uploader and cloud sharing, customizable fields and image routing logic, automatic de-identification (removing patient identifying information from exam image data before images are transferred), and self-service access…
LifeSphere CTMS (formerly agClinical) is touted as a flexible clinical trial management systems needs for document management, interdepartmental collaboration, and other features associated to LifeSphere's multiple module additions. The software is owned and supported by ArisGlobal,…
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the University of Washington's Health Sciences Library, six main types of clinical data gets collected during trials or patient care:
- Electronic health records
- Administrative data
- Claims data
- Patient / Disease registries
- Health surveys
- Clinical trials data