Using the Cloud to Meet the Urgency of Clinical Trials in the Developing World
Experts say that clinical trials on vaccines and drugs to combat infectious disease outbreaks should be conducted among populations affected by the outbreak, if possible. The lack of resources, including internet infrastructure, in areas of the developing world where outbreaks may occur can make it difficult to set up and manage trials. This whitepaper discusses how research organizations can take advantage of such technologies as cloud-based software, EDC solutions, eSource functionality, and offline data capture to shorten the timeline for trials and thereby speed the arrival of effective treatments to fight outbreaks.