Earlier this week, Slope announced the general availability of the Study Dashboard for Sponsors as part of the Slope clinical trial execution platform. This blog will discuss the problem it solves and its value. Then we will take you through a click-by-click walkthrough of how you would use the product and the insights that can be gained.
While managing clinical supply chains, sponsors of complex, sample-intensive clinical trials deal with a significant amount of information. This information can increase exponentially when coordinating multiple clinical trials across multiple research sites. Gaining actionable insights from this information can be challenging when using traditional manual processes, which include error-prone spreadsheets, emails, and phone communications. The Study Dashboard for Sponsors helps solve this problem by delivering accurate, real-time data in an interactive interface that is easily navigable in just a few clicks.
Using the Study Dashboard for Sponsors provides you with real-time visibility into the progression of clinical supply inventories, subject procedures, and biological samples so you can:
The Study Dashboard for Sponsors supports drill-down from a list of your research study protocols into detailed clinical supply inventory and biological sample data for each research site supporting the study. This capability allows you to gather the information you need to take meaningful action. This walkthrough will show you the insights you can gain and will be organized as follows:
Logging in and clicking on the research study you want to inspect will bring you to the landing page which summarizes key clinical supply performance metrics for the research study and each research site.
Research Study Metrics are at the top of the landing page for at-a-glance data on research study progress. These metrics show the number of subjects enrolled, biological samples collected, clinical supply items used, destination labs, and suppliers across the entire research study.
Research Site Metrics are located below the study metrics on the landing page and provide insights into inventory and biological samples for each research site. For each of these metrics, you can filter by research site or status, and sort from high to low for easy navigation.
Clicking on the Samples tab at the top of the landing page brings you to biological sample details, which allow you to see all collected biological samples and their associated data. You can search for a specific biological sample Barcode or Subject ID and filter by Sample Type, Site, or Sample State. Using these features allows you to efficiently locate biological samples at a research site or within a shipment, and further investigate any issues you notice from the landing page.
Biological sample details show you the following:
Clicking on a specific biological sample brings you to the Sample Journey chart, which is a graphical representation of the chain of custody for that biological sample as it progresses from state to state along with its associated details. Using this feature provides deeper insights for understanding biological sample states, allows you to monitor the chain of custody for each biological sample, and permits you to view any issues and where they occurred for efficient intervention.
The Sample Journey chart also allows you to see the following for each biological sample:
As you can see, the Study Dashboard for Sponsors delivers unique and accurate insights into clinical supply inventory at research sites, the performance of research sites, and the chain of custody of biological samples. This powerful new capability gives sponsors the ability to pinpoint potential issues before they become significant problems and take proactive action in order to reduce clinical trial risk, control costs, improve the productivity of clinical trial stakeholders, and increase subject enrollment and retention.
To learn more about Slope and the value it can bring to your clinical trial supply chain: