CTU Bern

Fact Sheet on Central Data Monitoring

A central data monitoring fact sheet offers harmonised guidance

With the introduction of risk-based monitoring, strict on-site monitoring in clinical research projects is no longer reasonable or mandatory. This trend away from on-site monitoring has resulted in the implementation of alternative monitoring methods, and new approaches such as centralised monitoring processes may complement conventional monitoring.

Central data monitoring (CDM) plays an important role here: it is not only a highly valuable (particularly in large multicentre trials) and often essential addition to on-site monitoring but may also help to reduce the number of (cost-intensive) on-site monitoring visits. For high-quality study data, a deliberate combination of conventional monitoring and CDM is required.

The Monitoring Platform prepared a fact sheet examining and describing CDM in detail. This fact sheet aims to not only support the members of the SCTO’s CTU Network but also reach the entire Swiss research community.

More information can be found here:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              https://www.scto.ch/en/network/scto-platforms/monitoring.html