Advarra has launched an end-to-end, cloud-based Secure Document Exchange solution within the Advarra eRegulatory Management (eReg) system to expedite study startup.
Secure Document Exchange allows sponsors as well as sites to build new efficiencies, when combined with recently released functionality in the Longboat Platform of Advarra.
As part of this latest approach, the company creates the initial step in eliminating burdensome manual processes for research sites.
This allows the sites to leverage their existing technologies and regulatory binder templates and also create efficient workflows for sponsors and contract research organisations (CROs).
Developed in partnership with Advarra’s Site-Sponsor Consortium, the new cloud solution provides end-to-end integration and enables seamless, automated research documents exchange between sites, sponsors, and CROs.
The consortium, which comprises research sites, sponsors, CROs, and data standards bodies, was instrumental in identifying Secure Document Exchange functionality as a key process improvement opportunity.
By the integration of clinical research site and sponsor technology, it aims to make clinical trials smarter.
This integration also eliminates the need for the site to download documents from one system manually and upload them to another.
Advarra Technology Solutions president Jonathan Shough said: “We are excited to deliver cloud-based Secure Document Exchange to accelerate startup timelines across the research industry.
“This is the first solution released as a result of our unique cross-industry collaboration between sites, sponsors, CROs and data standards organisations.
“Our customers are sure to translate this integration into meaningful change, and this initial achievement lays the groundwork for many more innovations and improvements ahead.”
With Secure Document Exchange within Advarra eReg, sites will be able to identify and access requested documents and associated required actions.
Furthermore, they can receive, sign, and return documents that are distributed by the sponsor and upload and deliver those that originate at the site to the sponsor.
Last October, Advarra launched a new platform called SiteIQ to expedite clinical trial start-up by facilitating protocol planning and site selection processes.