Last November at the COR-NTD Innovation Lab in Atlanta DOLF Project Manager, Joshua Bogus, demonstrated the capabilities of a tablet-based electronic data capture system that is being used in the Community Based Safety Study of 2-drug vs. 3-drug Therapy for Lymphatic Filariasis. This study is set to collect about 30,000 patient data, across 5 countries, within a span of 12 months.
The DOLF project team implemented CliniTrial, a proprietary mobile, cloud-based data collection solution for clinical trials developed by CliniOps (http://cliniops.com). The system allows data to be collected off-line and uploaded later. This overcame a major obstacle faced by the DOLF team in attempting to collect data electronically without regular internet access at some of the remote study sites. Joshua Bogus presented CliniTrial to other neglected tropical disease researchers and explained how they might use the system in their own clinical trials.