Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Selects OpenClinica Enterprise

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Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS) has selected OpenClinica Enterprise as a clinical data capture data management system to support its clinical trials.

Akaza Research announces that Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), an employee-owned global IT services and consulting firm in the public health sector, has selected OpenClinica Enterprise as a clinical data capture and data management system to support its clinical trials. SSS will receive certified implementation, study setup, training, and ongoing support for the popular open source software platform for clinical research. The OpenClinica Enterprise products and services will be delivered by Akaza Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"With OpenClinica Enterpriseā„¢, SSS can reap the benefits of operating efficient, high quality, low cost clinical studies," said Charles Chesson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Biomedical Research Support at SSS. "This means that the company can operate more competitively by conducting more trials with greater speed and substantially lower cost while producing higher quality data."

Through OpenClinica Enterprise, an organization conducting clinical research can obtain a spectrum of services to enhance their use of the OpenClinica software. OpenClinica Enterprise enables a research institution to maintain its independence from a software vendor while obtaining full support for a modern, robust clinical research technology platform.

About Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Since, 1978, SSS' mission is to improve public health worldwide. The employee-owned company currently works in the United States and in more than 90 other countries. The company provides support to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and other Federal and State agencies as well as to the U.S. Agency for International Development and other clients involved in improving public health internationally. SSS has offices in Silver Spring, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; Kampala, Uganda; and Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

About OpenClinica®
OpenClinica is open source web-based electronic data capture software for clinical research. It facilitates protocol configuration, design of case report forms, clinical data capture, and study/data management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines and is designed as a lightweight, standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. All versions of OpenClinica are available for download at

About Akaza Research®
Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trial software, is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Akaza has developed and commercialized OpenClinica, the preeminent open source clinical trial data capture and management software platform. Akaza brings Open Source Software (OSS) into the mainstream of the clinical research enterprise by making robust, flexible, standards-based systems accessible for private and public research. Akaza Research provides OpenClinica support, training, and consulting services to its customers worldwide. See


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