eSource DDC

The eSource Ecosystem: Making Virtual, Hybrid, and BYOD Trials Your Reality

By now, it should be clear to everyone that hybrid trials are here to stay. Our customers are seeing the benefits, and now others are taking notice.

But what defines these trials? And what are the best practices and best resources to really make them work?

The foundation is eSource – more specifically, direct data capture (DDC), as opposed to EDC. From complicated ClinROs to BYOD, Clinical Ink has pioneered and set the bar for virtual and hybrid trials, and I can tell you that it takes a thoroughly proven, tightly integrated technology toolkit to coordinate all the disparate tasks involved in these trials.

This blog explains what DDC is and how it’s really the only methodology that will afford you the flexibility, speed, site efficiency, and data quality you need to make your trials successful.

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eSource DDC

DDC vs. EDC: Frequently Asked Questions

Direct data capture (DDC) and electronic data capture (EDC). They sound the same. But when you dig a little deeper, there are fundamental, crucial distinctions that make a significant difference in clinical research workflows, data quality, and timelines. Here, we briefly cover the differences (for greater detail, read eSource: 6 Steps to Understanding) and answer some of the biggest questions we get about DDC from clients.

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