Centralized Monitoring

What is Centralized Monitoring? Central monitoring is a unique approach of monitoring clinical trial data that involves the collation of data from all trial sites in a remote, central location, where it is evaluated by sponsor personnel or representatives. This may involve teams that include clinical monitors, data managers, and statisticians.

What Functions do Central Monitoring Teams Fulfill?

  • Source data verification.
  • Review trial status.
  • Monitor for any increased risks to patient safety.
  • Ensure data quality, completion, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Identify trends and outliers in trial data.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with other research team members and stakeholders for decision-making based on data.

What are the benefits of Centralized Monitoring?

  • Real time identification of risks
  • Increased efficiency and data accuracy
  • Decreased cost

Source: Malia, J. (2019, November 19). The Value of Centralized Monitoring. SOCRA Blog. Retrieved July 11, 2022, from https://www.socra.org/blog/the-value-of-centralized-monitoring/