Professional open source model demonstrates advantages in partnering with sponsors and CROs
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 16, 2010 -- Akaza Research is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming 2010 Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference, April 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. The event is being held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and is one of the premier worldwide events for clinical outsourcing and development.
At the event Akaza will be hosting an exhibit booth and presenting OpenClinica, its popular open source electronic data capture and clinical data management software. As the world’s most widely used open source EDC system, OpenClinica offers clinical trial sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) a uniquely flexible way to obtain an industrial strength electronic data capture system with the benefits of a professional open source model.
“Especially when it comes to partnerships, open source offers real advantages that just don’t exist in the proprietary world,” said Benjamin Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Research, LLC. “For example, a CRO can exercise a much greater degree of control over how its EDC technology is implemented and serviced, delivering greater success to the customer and enabling greater cost efficiency.”
The professional open source model Akaza practices with OpenClinica is similar to that of other notable open source companies such RedHat, MySQL, and SugarCRM.
OpenClinica representatives will be available for discussions at Booth #363.
OpenClinica is open source, web-based clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM). OpenClinica facilitates study protocol configuration, data collection via electronic case report forms (eCRFs), and enables productive clinical trials management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulator guidelines and is designed as a lightweight, standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. All versions of OpenClinica are available for free download from http://www.openclinica.org.
About Akaza Research®
Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trial software, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Akaza has developed and commercialized OpenClinica, the he world’s most popular open source clinical research software. 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, hosting and other value added services to its customers worldwide. See www.akazaresearch.com.
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