Overview for OpenClinica
With over 15,000 community members, OpenClinica is the fastest growing clinical trial software available today. The numbers don’t lie! In just a few short years since it was introduced, OpenClinica has grown into the most reputable and widely used clinical trial software program on Earth. How did it catch on so quickly?
Like any successful product, OpenClinica found a need and filled it. The clinical trial software is the first to offer commercial open source Electronic Data Capture and Clinical Data Management. It is no wonder all of the numbers are on the rise. In addition to a 246 percent increase in production implementations, they have also reported a 975 percent jump in regulatory submissions! But what, exactly, do all these numbers mean?
Accurately documenting results is arguably the most important aspect of any project or study. And the larger they are, the more time will be required to record, organize, and store these results. Modern technology has made these processes far more efficient and reliable than they were in the past. Instead of storing files in cabinets, they can now be kept and managed electronically. All of the major laboratories, both public and private, have made the transition.
Now used in over 100 nations, this clinical trial software technology helps promote sharing and innovation with versatile platforms that can be used for various types of clinical research. There is no need to install any additional tools or software on your computers or internet enabled machines. The OpenClinica platform is compatible with any web browser. The system is also an elementary one that requires no complicated programming or customization. In other words, you don’t have to be a computer genius to use it!
The free edition of the software is called the Community edition and it can be downloaded in a matter of minutes on the Internet. The Enterprise addition must be purchased, since it is commercially supported and features additional capabilities. With that said, it is competitively priced compared to most other paid software. There are no study or project specific fees for either version.
After thousands of successful clinical trials in a wide array of setting, OpenClinica has earned its proverbial spurs. Not to mention the fact that these projects and studies ranged in size from tiny (under 10 patients) to enormous (up to 100,000). The format has also been utilized in numerous regulatory submissions at all phases of clinical trials.
Ease of use
One of the reasons OpenClinica caught on so quickly is because clinical research is incredibly complicated. Existing software did not lessen the load or make things easier on experts in the field. Most systems were expensive, inflexible, and hard to use. The popular new system simplifies electronic data capture, which actually improves its versatility, making it helpful in almost any project, regardless of its size, subject, budget, language, or scope! And because it is an open source program, the system is constantly improving as bugs and defects are reported by users and then removed by upstream maintainers.
(Please note that Storagepipe provides third-party applications which support OpenClinica, but is not directly affiliated with OpenClinica. Please consult OpenClinica directly for official and up-to-date information.)