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EHealth, eTools and the like

July 10, 2013

Some months ago, I attended a conference that was held at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. It was about e-tools and social networks for epidemiology. The program and slides can be found on the website.

The aim of this meeting was to overview current efforts and/or realizations to recruit and involve a maximum number of participants in a given cohort, secure adherence via social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and collect data in an undemanding way.

Some weeks before, I was also looking for electronic data capture systems, and here is what I found. Most of the systems support Good Clinical Practice for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses, and reporting of clinical trials.

Regarding simple surveys, REDCap looks like a good alternative to LimeSurvey, in my opinion. Since it is free and allows to manage more complex database (biobank, cohort, etc.), I believe this would be my first choice if I had to recommend a flexible on-line management system.


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