Slope is a free solution that was built by and for site staff for inventory and sample management that streamlines their operations and reduces risk across every trial in their organization.
The platform makes it easy for sites to ensure that they always have the right lab kits — and other clinical inventory — on hand while automatically guiding, documenting, and tracking all sampling activity.
As a result, Slope minimizes the risks of protocol deviations and lost or mishandled samples caused by a dependency on paper and spreadsheets.
Yes! Slope is free for research sites for both inventory and sample management across all of their trials at their organization. Slope strongly believes that equipping sites with the tools they need to get their jobs done will benefit the entire industry, and especially patients.
If your organization is conducting Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs), Slope does offer advanced functionality such as system integrations and site-to-site connections and services at a cost. Contact Slope today to discuss how we can further support your needs.
If you are working with a sponsor that is contracted with Slope, the platform is already configured and ready for use for that study.
If you work at a site that is deploying Slope independently across all of your studies, set-up is quick and easy. Once you receive access to your Slope account, you can start registering your lab kits, other forms of clinical inventory (i.e. bulk supplies, IP, etc.), and patient samples in a matter of minutes.
Slope provides a tutorial that guides the set-up. However, if you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out to our support team for help.
Anyone! Study coordinators and lab personnel are the most common research site users of the Slope platform, but other site personnel can also use Slope (i.e. nurses, phlebotomists, etc.), depending on the nature of your site’s process for managing clinical inventory, patient samples, and biospecimen data.
While Slope’s platform is intuitive and easy to use, we encourage new Slope users to read through our onboarding materials before using Slope. Current users will be informed of new features that may impact their work via in-app communications and email notifications. If you ever get stuck, our live support team offers in-app support and is ready to help Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm Eastern time.
Yes! Slope is a clinical inventory management and sample management solution that can be used to support any clinical trial at your research site, regardless of therapeutic area, trial sponsor, kitting vendor, and shipping destination.
Slope is most commonly used to track lab kits, but it can also be used to track the on-hand quantities and physical locations of bulk supplies, sample additives/solutions, IP/drug, shippers/boxes, and study documents at your research site.
Site users can download Excel reports of inventory and sample data at any time. This data can be pulled by inventory/sample type, study, sponsor, or across your entire organization.