Clinical Database Designing Made Easy
Updated February 19, 2021

Clinical Database Designing Made Easy

Raul E. Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Clinical Development (ICD)

IBM Clinical Development is being used by the Data Management department to build protocol-specific study databases for capturing clinical trial data. Several DM employees use the platform to build studies. Our clinical department uses the platform to review the data which is entered by the research sites. Our Statistical Programming department uses the data extracted from the platform to develop the standardized data tabulation model to be included for generating tables, listings and figures for inclusion in Clinical Study Reports, which are submitted to the FDA. The platform also helps us manage clinical supplies being shipped from supply depots to clinical sites.
  • Study Database design.
  • Randomization and trial supply management.
  • Electronic data capture.
  • Electronic patient reported outcomes.
  • eConsent capabilities.
  • Advanced data validation logics.
  • Design error identification.
  • Time savings regarding how long it takes to make an EDC Live.
  • Reduced EDC Go Live time by at least half (from 60 days to 30).
  • Was able to take an EDC live in 14 days on a few occasions.
  • Seamless RTSM IRT integration without adding time to Go Live.
IBM Clinical Development has an easier set-up, maintenance and modifiability. Also, there is a cost saving when using IBM CD for a study as Medidata is very expensive.
Very user-friendly and aesthetically appealing.
IBM Clinical Development had great support. All problems or issues are handled with importance and often resolved on the same day.

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IBM Clinical Development is very dynamic and customizable, while keeping the integrity of the way it captures and extracts data.

Using IBM Clinical Development (ICD)

ICD is used by several branches in my company as follows:
  • Data Management: Build EDCs and clean data.
  • Statistical Programming: Extract and analyze data.
  • IT: Extract data and generate dashboards
  • Project Management: View ongoing data collection progress.
  • Clinical Team: Source document verify
  • Safety Department: Monitor safety aspects of ongoing studies.
9 - We have several team members certified in the Designer, Inventory Dispense, and Data Migration. We also have team members who know how to operate the ePRO and API modules.
  • Fast EDC Builds
  • ePRO studies
  • Migrating data from a separate, rescued database.
  • Deploying ePRO on our own purchased devices
  • Allowing subjects to bring their own devices for ePRO studies
  • Adapting from ePRO only to eCOA
I am a certified designer in several platforms, and ICD is my favorite.

Evaluating IBM Clinical Development (ICD) and Competitors

Yes - ICD is our preferred EDC platform. Previously we used Medidata Rave and Medrio, We still use Rave and Medrio, but much less.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
ICD helps us win study bids because it is affordable while being incredibly dynamic and adjustable to any size study or design.

IBM Clinical Development (ICD) Implementation

Change management was a minor issue with the implementation - Demo of system functionality was a big selling point for us.
  • None I was privy to.

IBM Clinical Development (ICD) Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
I do not think so.
Each time I have an issue, I am helped quickly and professionally. I can tell the support team really cares and is very knowledgeable on the product offerings.

Using IBM Clinical Development (ICD)

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • eCRF importing
  • Study importing
  • MSU process
  • Inviting users to studies
  • User management
Yes - Wonderful. Screen scalability is excellent!