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Best Practices Awards - Submit your Entry

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Deadline for Entry: December 12, 2014 | Entry Form 

Clinical Informatics News is seeking submissions to its Second Annual Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Awards. This awards program seeks to recognize outstanding examples of applied strategic innovation—partnerships, deployments, and collaborations that manifestly improve the clinical trial process.

All entries will be reviewed and assessed by a distinguished peer-review panel of judges. The winners will be announced at the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) in Miami in February 2015.

Deadline for Entry: December 12, 2014 

Submit your completed entry by completing and sending the Entry Form (word document) to Aaron Krol, along with any supporting documentation.

Patient Data Management: Mytrus and Pfizer | Read Full Story 

Electronic Informed Consent and Direct Patient Data Collection Technology for At-Home Clinical Research. Mytrus and Pfizer designed and executed the first complete Direct to Patient (D2P) clinical trial technology system for use in Pfizer’s REMOTE study for patients with OAB. The technology for this project (code‐named “Apollo”) included several innovative patient communication and learning tools that set a new standard for planning and executing clinical research in the patient’s home environment.

Study Startup and Design: Clinical Ink | Read Full Story 

Use of E-Source / Remote Monitoring by Isolated African Research Sites Dramatically Improves Study Execution/Collaboration in Tuberculosis Vaccine Study Panacea (an academic consortium among universities in Germany and the Netherlands acting as the Sponsor) received limited grant funding to test a promising tuberculosis vaccine and selected 7 sites in Tanzania and South Africa based on the high number of TB cases in the local area. However, these sites have limited connectivity and experience conducting clinical trials according to the strict regulatory requirements of the FDA/EMA. In particular, Panacea was concerned about the ability to ensure that source documents are maintained, clinical data is monitored/reviewed regularly to ensure appropriate oversight, and to confirm that sites are complying with the protocol and GCPs. Panacea and Triclinium (a South African CRO) selected the Clinical Ink SureSource platform to enable the African sites to capture source data electronically and permit the European medical institutions to review/monitor source documents/data remotely. Notably, the SureSource platform utilizes tablet PCs with intuitive electronic forms that mimic paper in terms of usability, but which incorporate sophisticated real-time data validations and can be used completely offline; some sites even take the tablet PCs with them to subject homes or off-site locations to collect data. Both the documents and data are uploaded and available for monitors to review remotely via the SureSource portal by the CRO in South Africa as well as the academic consortium in Europe.

Clinical Data Intelligence: Forte Research Systems Research Resonance Network | Read Full Story 

Recognizing the challenges of getting a handle on historic site performance, a group of research institutions, referred to as “Onsemble” and consisting of the nation's top research centers such as the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, collaborated to create a standards-based approach for tracking site metrics. Over 7 years, the institutions discussed best practices and established a common data set and a corresponding set of tools for gathering the data. This suite of tools, hosted by Forte Research Systems, is called the Research Resonance Network, which brings together a collaborative community of research sites who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical research operations.

Entry Criteria

The work for which recognition is sought must have been done in the last two years and be substantially complete.

Nominations are open to R&D and scientific facilities and labs in pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, academia, government, medical or related institutions and organizations, as well as public and private research organizations.

We encourage all SCOPE Exhibitors and Sponsors to participate!


Upon submission of this nomination, you grant Clinical Informatics News the use of any photos, video or product/company information gained as a result of this process, without further permission. A minimum number of entries is required in order for a winner to be named. Entries after the deadline will not be guaranteed for consideration. All entries become property of Clinical Informatics News. Copyright Cambridge Healthtech Media Group 2014-2015.

Entry Tips from Judges


  • Highlight customer success stories and case studies that advance the industry.
  • Describe the problem addressed and its importance
  • List relevant technologies/products used on the project
  • Identify key results and quantify the ROI associated with the project (e.g. man-hours or $ saved; new capabilities)
  • Quantify the resources expended (hours, personnel, $)
  • Explain broader impact on the community/ industry


  • Enter promotional “brochure-ware” or rewrite press releases
  • Make vague, unsupported qualitative claims
  • Emphasize technology (product) features over project results—integrate the two
  • Forget to clearly identify positive results/benefits!

Click here for the Entry Form

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