Electronic Data Capture (EDC) is a system, for the collection of trial data in an electronic format for use in clinical trials & RnD provides, real time access to data in clinical studies.
Now a days, electronic data capture softwareis majorly use in clinical studies. The primary users of EDC are:
- Sites : refers to collaborate and collect data from the patient or any subject involved in clinical studies or by the coordinator who enters data in EDC system. The site’s investigator has authority for reviewing and signing the data.
- Sponsors : It’s an organization that owns the clinical studies. It may heir the worker to use the EDC system to enter data and site visiting for reviewing and corresponding data verification.
- CRO : Contract Research Organization or CROs contract with sponsors to organize and conduct clinical studies. In some studies, CRO may effectively operate the study on behalf of the sponsor.