DIA 2013: Global Survey Reveals Advantages of Portals for Clinical Trials

Our Director of Product Marketing for Life Sciences Kevin McNulty and CenterWatch Chief Operating Officer Joan Chambers recently presented “Crossing the Threshold: Clinical Portals from a Site Perspective” on Monday June 24, 2013 at the Drug Information Association’s DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.


10 July 2013

Our Director of Product Marketing for Life Sciences Kevin McNulty and CenterWatch Chief Operating Officer Joan Chambers recently presented “Crossing the Threshold: Clinical Portals from a Site Perspective” on Monday June 24, 2013 at the Drug Information Association’s DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Their presentation at DIA 2013 focused on the objectives and key findings from a global survey of investigative sites that was conducted by CenterWatch on the perception of clinical portals. A few key findings from the data revealed that 87% of respondents report working with at least three or more organizations on a single study, and over half of which say they access three or more different online clinical systems for one study. Additionally, the research discovered that 88% of respondents reported accessing three or more clinical web portals across studies. Many of these systems and portals require different logins and passwords and use various storage types.

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Since our research found that investigative sites manage multiple studies simultaneously with many organizations and technologies, it’s safe to assume that it’s very difficult to organize tasks effectively. With information being frequently requested by Sponsors and CROs across studies, it’s important to be able to access that information easily and upon demand.

For that reason, using a clinical web portal can offer immense value to organizations and pose many advantages. Primary benefits include easy information tracking, reducing the amount of paper used and retrieving the most up-to-date information upon request.

To learn more about the survey or to view the data findings from the study, please refer to Kevin McNulty’s and Joan Chamber’s presentation from the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting.



Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.