A new model for
conducting clinical research programs in the
future is beginning to evolve which will
emphasize collaboration, interdependency, and
close interactive sharing of information among
the various stakeholders in the research
process. The model will minimize redundancies,
transcriptions, and data conversions in a
continuous data flow, simplifying the data
clarification process, and using the "best fit"
technology tool for capturing and accessing
clinical information. A generic data repository
based upon evolving ICH/FDA data standards and
the current state of alternative data capture
technologies are reviewed.