Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Forte Research Systems, Inc., developer of specialized clinical research management software, is pleased to share that the Research Resonance Network received the Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Award in the category of Clinical Data Intelligence. The Research Resonance Network — which was developed through collaboration with leading research organizations and offers free tools for continuous improvement, resource allocation, and study conduct — was recognized for its standards-based approach to improving clinical research operations.
Recognition for Innovation and Impact
A panel of judges selected Research Resonance Network based on several award criteria, including innovation, importance, return on investment and likely industry impact. The panel sought out stories that spotlighted the practical and positive deployment of novel technologies in academic, medical or commercial organizations. The award was announced at the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) in Miami.
“Our judges had some tough decisions to make, and we believe that the contest has highlighted some truly innovative, game-changing tools and solutions,” commented Allison Proffitt, editor of Clinical Informatics News. “Our winners should be very proud that they have captured the imagination and respect of such a distinguished jury.”
Srini Kalluri, Forte’s co-founder, president, CEO and chief customer officer, praised the work of the organizations that collaborated to create the tools that are now available through the network. “This is a testament to their work and the significant impact it will have on clinical research operations,” he said.
Research Resonance Network: A History of Collaboration
Recognizing a need to measure and improve operations, a group of leading research organizations collaborated to create a standards-based approach for tracking and evaluating site performance. The work, facilitated by Forte Research Systems, culminated in the suite of tools that are now available in Research Resonance Network.
Using these tools, organizations can gather and analyze cycle time metrics, staff effort metrics, and more. They can contribute their operational metrics and then compare their own performance to anonymous data aggregated from their peers. With sophisticated security mechanisms in place, Forte acts as the trusted third party, ensuring that the privacy of all participants is protected.
Member organizations can use the data to create greater efficiencies by identifying areas for improvement, and learn to promote their strengths, based on real data they are already collecting in their clinical trial management systems (CTMS). The areas of opportunity include:
- Identify where process improvements can be made
- Identify where it has a strong competitive advantage
- Identify where resource allocations can be changed
- Effectively manage workload across teams
- Establish performance benchmarks
- Provide data-driven rationale to leadership for additional resources
Forte offers this service free of charge for all academic organizations and it will soon become more widely available. Interested organizations can register at http://www.ResearchResonance.net or contact Forte Research Systems for more information at info@ResearchResonance.net.
About Forte Research Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Forte creates software and provides resources for better research compliance, patient safety, operational efficiency, and financial viability. Products include OnCore® Enterprise Research, Allegro® CTMS, and Overture™ EDC. Forte also hosts the Clinical Research Blog and the Research Resonance Network for sites and clinical research professionals pursuing excellence in clinical research operations.