Open Source EDC Software Surpasses 16,000 Downloads; Fueled by Professional Open Source Model

OpenClinica surpasses 16,000 downloads underlying strong demand for more flexible and lower cost software for EDC and clinical data management.

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Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 26, 2008

Akaza Research, LLC announces that the OpenClinica software for electronic data capture (http://www.openclinica.org/section.php?sid=1) in clinical trials has been downloaded over 16,000 times. Since its debut in late 2005, OpenClinica has quickly become the world's most popular open source clinical trials software. The company previously announced it had experienced 2,000 OpenClinica downloads as of August 2006 representing a growth of 700% since that time.

"These results are indicative of the large demand for more flexible and lower cost software for EDC and clinical data management," said Ben Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Research, the company behind the OpenClinica open source project. "This has resulted in an extremely rich and rapidly growing ecosystem of users and developers from hundreds of diverse clinical research and IT organizations."

Organizations that have downloaded and adopted OpenClinica include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, academic health centers, and government institutions. These organizations are located across over 70 different countries around the world.

Akaza Research believes its professional open source approach helps to facilitate widespread adoption. According to Baumann, "the professional support Akaza provides to adopters through our OpenClinica Enterprise solution helps speed implementation, ensure productivity success, and mitigate regulatory and business risk."

For more information see http://www.openclinica.org.

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 http://www.OpenClinica.org.

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 all types of clinical research. Akaza Research provides OpenClinica support, training, and consulting services to its customers worldwide. See http://www.akazaresearch.com.

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