CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System)

What is a CTMS? Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) is a technology solution used to streamline clinical trials by centralizing the management process through web-based software.

What does a CTMS do?

It allows the management of different aspects of clinical research, including:

  • Planning of timelines.
  • Providing a database for investigators and research sites.
  • Subject recruitment.
  • Capturing and tracking data.
  • Trend analysis.
  • Ensuring fulfillment of requirements for compliance with government regulations.
  • Budget management and billing compliance.

The structure of the CTMS can be simple or more comprehensive, and can be customized to the needs of the organization.


What are the advantages of using a CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System)?

CTMS’s prevent duplication of data while allowing for validation from different sources and eliminating discrepancies. Standardization of management through the CTMS results in the reduction of errors and increases the efficiency of business processes. As the CTMS provides a central location for data, it can be used across multiple research sites, enabling real-time decision- making and reducing the time and cost required to gather information.

Source: Wieczerzak, M. (2021, January 4). Electronic Clinical Trial Management Systems: The Basics, Needs, and Outputs. SOCRA. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://www.socra.org/blog/electronic-clinical-trial-management-systems-the-basics-needs-and-outputs/