The Monitor’s Changing Role, Considerations for Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Implementation in Clinical Trials – Part 2

Dec 9, 2015

Electronic data capture (EDC) for clinical trials often follows a paper processing model. Following such a model is straightforward and can ease adoption of what may be new technology for an organisation. This approach, however, misses opportunities to leverage the technology to achieve further benefits. Karina Loyo, eClinical Trials Specialist, and Alicia A. Browner, Chief Technology Officer, at Prelude Dynamics, explain how to take full advantage of the EDC by providing practical information on shifting operational practices to the new trial management EDC system paradigm. ...

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Using Electronic Identification (EID) and Other Technological Advances in Small Ruminant Farming

Dec 9, 2015

Electronic identification (EID) was investigated in the early 1980s to accurately monitor and track farm livestock movements from one holding to another. In the UK, EID became a mandatory requirement for sheep identification in 2010. However, the potential for using EID technology to improve animal performance is scarcely exploited by small ruminant farmers in more extensive conditions. Dr Claire Morgan-Davies, Livestock Systems Scientist, and Harriet Wishart, part-time PhD candidate and Sheep Research Technician, at the Hill & Mountain Research Centre, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) presents findings from studies exploring the possibilities of applying EID technology in small ruminant farming systems, particularly in extensive conditions. ...

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