EDC Benchmarking & Market Dynamics (3rd Ed.)


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EDC systems have become essential and effective tools to appropriately capture, review and even present the data accumulated throughout the course of a clinical trial. EDC has become the standard tool for its job in clinical trials across the board. Ever more, sponsors and CROs alike are turning to these systems to ensure the highest quality data, and to save money by reducing trial delays associated with difficulties related to data capture.

This report examines the industry perception of the EDC market based on the responses of 148 industry professionals experienced with these systems. ISR has asked respondents how their respective companies handle the decisions associated with outsourcing these systems as well as how they would prefer the outsourcing be handled. Additionally, ISR has benchmarked 29 EDC systems based on more than 900 EDC service provider encounters. Each provider’s performance is benchmarked based on the performance of these providers against expectations across 20 attributes.

EDC Market Dynamics

Sponsors and CROs:

  • 900+ EDC service provider encounters with 29 EDC systems
  • Past and future penetration of EDC technologies (by phase of development)
  • Which technology providers have the best integration capabilities with other technologies

Technology Providers:

  • Benchmark your performance against your competition
  • Anticipate how changes in trial volume and adoption/penetration will affect your future business opportunities
  • Identify operational improvements and product characteristics that impact trial success
  • Understand your company’s and the competition’s position in the marketplace in terms of awareness, familiarity and use
  • Executive Summary
  • EDC Market Environment
  • EDC Provider Selection
  • Demographics

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Service Provider Performance Categories

Executive Summary

EDC Market Landscape

Growth in the Use of EDC Systems:
Service Provider Performance Categories
Overall Satisfaction Summary
EDC Software Use
Improvements for EDC Systems

EDC Market Environment

Number of EDC Systems Used (Current and Projected)
Preference for EDC vs. Paper CRF
Use of Data Collection Tools by Phase (Current and Projected)

Phase I
Phase II
Phase III
Phase IV

Use of Direct Data Capture Sensors and/or Wearables
How to Improve Functionality of EDC Software Systems
Solutions to Reduce the Time Needed to Conduct a Trial
Impact of EDC Product Attributes on Trial Success

EDC Provider Selection

Most Important Attributes for EDC Provider Selection
Development Stage
Phase IV, Post Marketing
Departmental Influence on EDC Provider Selection
Influence of Sponsor Organizations on EDC Provider Selection when Using a CRO for Studies
Contract Directly vs. Going through CRO for EDC Components
EDC Service Provider Level of Familiarity
Use/Experience Level with Leading EDC Providers
Satisfaction with EDC Providers by Attribute

Axiom Real-Time Metrics
Bioclinica EDC
Clinical Ink
Clinipace (Tempo)
Cmed (Timaeus)
Forte Research Systems/Overture EDC
IBM Merge Healthcare
MaxisIT (eXchange)
Medidata (Rave)
MedNet Solutions
Nextrials (Prism)
Octagon (Fuse)
OmniComm (TrialMaster)
Oracle/Phase Forward (InForm)
Oracle Remote Data Capture (OCRDC)
PAREXEL Informatics (Datalabs)
Target Health
Xclinical (Marvin)

EDC Provider Preference

Development Stage Trials
Late-Stage Trials


Type of Organization
Decision-making Responsibility
Type of Office/Practice
Most Recent Clinical Trial
Involvement in Clinical Trials (Past 12 Months)
Role in Clinical Trial
Roles and Responsibilities
Office Location
CRO Experience – Past 18 Months
CROs Likely to Recommend Based on eClinical Capabilities
Therapeutic Areas of Responsibility

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