Using E-Content Technology in Clinical Trials


There is a lot of reluctance to use technology in clinical research especially with an important study activity such as Informed Consent. Today so many people are connected to technology including using smartphones, apps and social media. In addition, people look to blogs, YouTube, online news, and setting google alerts to get information. It’s all about convenience and easy access to information. It makes sense that the informed consent is presented in such a way that makes it easy to understand and easily accessible to potential study participants. So why is E-Consenting not as popular as it ought to be? Most of us are still reading 20+ page consents to our study participants and have not made any progress towards using technology.

The speakers will demonstrate the use of technology by showing two case study examples of how to successfully implement E-Consenting. One example will show a low cost alternative for sites and academic institutions where budget might be limited. The other is the implementation that was done at a healthcare company.

It’s all about convenience and easy access to information..

learning objectives

  1. Discuss how to provide patients clear and easy-to-understand clinical trial information so that they are truly informed to make a decision to participate in a research study.
  2. Discuss two case studies and how to implement E-Consenting using a variety of technologies.
  3. Review Ethics Committee expectations and regulations including FDA Guidance document to improve review/approval process & reduce inspection findings.
  4. Compare traditional methods with the use of E-Consenting and the pros and cons of both applications

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April 12th, 2017

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Sabrina Ramkellawan


Sabrina Ramkellawan has more than 15 years of experience in conducting clinical trials in a number of environments including overseeing CROs, in pharmaceutical companies and also at investigator sites (Physician Clinics). She has worked in various roles including Research Nurse, CRC, CRA and various management positions. She is currently an Independent Consultant that helps sites, research organizations and pharmaceutical companies with the conduct of clinical trials. She has experience with utilizing technology in clinical trials including being the clinical lead in the implementation of an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system at a CRO, implementing a new recruitment database to improve patient recruitment and has worked on three research studies that have utilized electronic consent.

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