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OpenClinica: Open Source Platform for Clinical Research

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70753
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR019837
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AKAZA RESEARCH
AKAZA RESEARCH 1 KENDALL SQ, BLDG 400, 4TH FL CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: OpenClinica: Open Source Platform for Clinical Research
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44RR019837-03A1
Award Amount: $686,646.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We believe a key barrier to transforming clinical research is the lack of open, integrated, transparent technology solutions that address bottlenecks in information integration and business process management. Our viewp oint is supported by a recent Forrester Research study that identifies proprietary software as one of the biggest barriers to interoperability in the health IT environment, and suggests wider use of open source software to address integration challenges. I This project will build on Akaka's OpenClinica platform, the leading open source clinical research solution, to develop a broad-based open source software infrastructure that enables interoperability in heterogeneous clinical and translational research, and to develop targeted commercially-supported open source solutions from this infrastructure. It will: Integrate research data across distributed heterogeneous data sources, even data from legacy sources with poor interfaces and data documentation. A utomate exchange of information with other systems in the healthcare and clinical research enterprises via semantically harmonized domain models and standardized messaging interfaces. Facilitate transition of paper-based processes to electronic systems f or electronic data capture of case report forms (CRFs) and patient diaries (ePRO, or electronic Patient Reported Outcomes). Improve research management and monitoring in a Good Clinical Practice-compliant environment. The resulting solution will advance the capabilities of the clinical and translational research enterprise and empower collaborative research at Academic Health Centers (AHCs), government agencies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and the biopharmaceutical industry. It will increase t he throughput and efficiency of clinical research, operate reliably in heterogeneous environments, and enable new types of research by bringing together disparate research tools and data.

Principal Investigator:

Cal T. Collins
6176218585
CCOLLINS@AKAZARESEARCH.COM

Business Contact:

Cal Collins
ccollins@akazaresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AKAZA RESEARCH
AKAZA RESEARCH 1 KENDALL SQ, BLDG 400, 4TH FL CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

EIN/Tax ID: 043455910
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No