CTU Bern

Data management in Ebola trials


Clinical trial data management (DM) conducted during outbreaks like that of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 has to adapt to specific, unique circumstances. CTU Bern was asked to set up a safe data capture/management system that could be launched within a few weeks and cover two different vaccine trials, which were to be conducted in Guinea due to the aforementioned EVD outbreak.

The following article describes some of the challenges we faced in the course of the two different trials and how we managed to solve them: