Collecting valuable data from clinical trials in paper form can be time-intensive, expensive and challenging. Electronic data capture (EDC) is a way to receive high quality clinical trial data while cutting costs and gaining a greater degree of security. However, according to research, only about half of regulated studies use EDC. This might be due to lack of knowledge or simply resistance to change. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the advantages of EDC and how it is improving clinical trial studies. The following article offers 5 benefits of electronic data capture in clinical trial studies.
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