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Associate members

The SCTO is an independent organisation and is based on a joint initiative of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

As of 2017, the SCTO is a research infrastructure of national importance funded by the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Data management

Moderation of the working group

Caecilia Schmid
Tel:  +41 61 260 10 44

Optimising data quality in clinical research

Clinical studies produce huge amounts of data. Successful data management for studies extends from design to analysis. Professional data management systems are essential for facilitating data capture and maintaining data integrity and data security.

The CTU network offers professionals an electronic data capture solution that is compliant with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards. A decisive advantage of this solution is its nationwide use and application and thus its national compatibility. It provides optimal interfaces for data exchange, for example in multicentre studies. Therefore, the SCTO provides data managers in the CTU network with a platform for data exchange as well as a connection to relevant international networks such as ECRIN.

In order to develop common data management system tools, guidelines and unified procedures (SOPs), the SCTO initiated a corresponding working group: the Data Management Working Group. This permanent working group is composed of representatives from member CTUs, associated member CTUs and the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK).

Furthermore, by issuing the Guidelines for Good Operational Practice (GGOP), the SCTO sets minimum standards for conducting clinical trials.