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eCF Webinar on "eCF Requirements" and "eSRA" - Recording Available Here

Requirements for Regulated Electronic Data in Clinical Trials and the Site eSource-Readiness Assessment

eCF Webinar on "eCF Requirements" and "eSRA" - Recording Available Here

The eClinical Forum is pleased to offer a free public webinar – the same as was presented to the FDA CDER Health IT Board on 6-April-2021 – to provide information on our 2 free tools: The “eCF Requirements” (Requirements for electronic data for regulated clinical trials) and eSRA (Site eSource-Readiness Assessment).

“eCF Requirements” - The eClinical Forum has produced a set of Requirements, which are based upon statements in regulatory documents (FDA, EMA, PMDA, NMPA and ICH) that pertain to the design, development, implementation, and management of electronic systems that support clinical research data. Each Requirement has, as its basis, one or more statements from one or more of these regulatory documents. The eCF Requirements can be used to determine if systems are consistent with regulatory requirements, and if systems and process that manage these data have the necessary features.  This set of requirements is the result of countless hours of discussion among regulatory experts from the eClinical Forum member organizations over the past 10 years. It is updated annually.

“eSRA” – The eClinical Forum’s free Investigator Site self-assessment, of the readiness of their healthcare systems to originate data that could be used in a regulated clinical trial, is based on the eCF Requirements and thus each question is grounded on one or more regulatory document statements.  It is easy to access and easy to use and has been used by thousands of sites around the globe and many pharmaceutical sponsors and CROs since it’s launch in 2015. It is updated annually. A document, specifically geared to answering Sponsor’s implementation questions, has also been updated and recently released.


New versions of both the “eCF Requirements” and “eSRA” have just been released at www.eclinicalforum.org. Please see the Downloads tab and the eSRA tab.


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MEMBERS...Recordings Now Available | ICH E6 Guideline for  Good Clinical Practice (GPC) – Update on Progress

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Recordings Now Available | ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GPC) – Update on Progress 

...public web conference, "ICH E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – Update on Progress," that was held on May 18 & 19 and organized by the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) and convened by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI).

...listen to the web conference recordings, view the slides of the full presentations, and watch this video about the ICH guideline development process. 

To stay up to date on the work to revise ICH E6, please visit the ICH web page.


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Link to article:  When Should the Audit Trail Begin? (appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com) 

We welcome feedback! Please send to: REG@eclinicalforum.org 

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