Clinical Research Trials / Adam Cdisc

Adam Cdisc

Clinical Research Trials are an essential process which are conducted to help study effects of medication and also to research diseases as well as new and upcoming medical innovations. Clinical Research Trials are conducted by a variety of different organisations from independent medical research companies to Universities and public health organisations. When Conducting clinical research trials very large volumes of data are handled often from a variety of different sources which is why  assets such as the Analysis Data Model   also known as Adam Cdisc can be utilised to help consolidate and measure this data. Cdisc stands for the clinical data interchange standards consortium.  This is why the abbreviation Adam Cdisc is used as the Analysis Data Model has to abide by Cdisc guidelines

Adam Cdisc

 

Forms Of Clinical Research Trials

Within the medical research sector there are a number of different forms of  clinical research trial that can be undertaken. Here is a breakdown of some of the different methods that are available/used

  • Feasibility studies are designed to establish whether or not patients as well as doctors and researchers would be happy to take part in the study. In addition to this what form of data being collected can be identified as well as how long the study might actually take overall. In essence this trial is designed to Establish whether a trial should be given the go ahead or not. It is generally good practice to conduct this form of trial
  •  Pilot studies are a form of study which is designed to be like a miniaturised version of the main study . They help to piece together the main studies and in some cases the results of the pilot study may be featured in the main study
  • Cohort studies studies- This is a form of research during which a group of people is studied over time. A research team may choose a group of people who are fit and healthy and research who develops damaging health conditions and who does not. They can then compare the two sets of people and try and establish if they share anything in common that could have led to the disease or health condition being developed.
  • Case control studies- These are a form of studies in which participants are split into two groups , those with existing diseases and those without. They are then all evaluated to see how many people in each group were exposed to a specific factor. These types of studies can prove more cost effective and timely than cohort studies.

Adam Cdisc

Adam Cdisc

  • Tractability is  an essential trait within the Adam data set
  • Cdisc standards are merged with those of study data tabulation model (SDTM) meaning that end to end trace-ability  is more accessible
  • Adam was developed as part of the larger CDISC standards policies
  • Data should be- Accompanied by Meta data , Easily accessible with common software tools , Facilitate clear and unambiguous information