Mayo Clinic has implemented an electronic data capture and management technology, to optimise accuracy, speed and efficiency in clinical research.

Mayo Clinic research informatics associate dean Gloria Petersen said that Mayo’s Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) will eliminate the duplication, delays and errors caused by manual data entry and multiple, disconnected data management systems that don’t ‘talk’ to each other.

Mayo Clinic biostatistician and of CTMS Oversight Committee chair Daniel Sargent said that with support from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Mayo’s CTMS will be using clinical data management system – Medidata Rave – to manage large, complex or multi-site clinical research studies.

“While NCI is providing access to this data management system to NCI-supported not-for-profit organisations that conduct clinical research in the field of cancer, Mayo is taking it a step further by making our CTMS available to all researchers at Mayo, including both cancer and non-cancer studies,” Sargent said.