DISQOVER for determining relevant clinical data sets
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DISQOVER for determining relevant clinical data sets

Having access to the right information is a prerequisite for effective clinical development: from trial design, hypothesis validation to portfolio management. But so is having the time to process and manage all the data – and here’s where many research departments fall short. Scientists need to pre-process the data: aggregate the bits and pieces of information they need and bundle them for future processing and analysis.

Data re-use best practices

With its powerful data-modeling and formatting capabilities, DISQOVER allows study designers and other users to ‘re-use’ data that was generated for other primary purposes, e.g. from unsuccessful trials. In some cases, the combined and re-usable data from previous studies can generate new hypotheses or insights, without the need to set up a new clinical trial.

  • In cohort selection, for example, real-world data can be re-used in powerful ways to design a study with as little variability as possible.
  • Non-clinical data can provide important insights into how the trial should be designed to avoid adverse effects – for example, through more precise identification of the patient population subset where the treatment would have the most beneficial impact.
  • Preliminary providing potential partner sites with these inclusion/exclusion criteria can significantly optimize the recruitment process.
  • By integrating existing internal and external clinical data and real-world data, clinical scientists can easily identify relevant datasets to support their hypothesis.
By re-using clinical trial data, we maximize the contributions of trial participants, which ultimately benefits future patients as well.

Capturing meta data and making it searchable

Clinical trials result in complex and multidimensional data sets. By capturing the generated meta data, DISQOVER allows users to

  • narrow down on specific perspectives or criteria;
  • perform downstream analysis;
  • create new subsets according to various criteria.

By enabling the re-use of data in this way, DISQOVER also helps organizations to create ‘data catalogs’.  Such a catalog can significantly improve data management and knowledge discovery within the organization, and helps lay the groundwork for future successful clinical trial design.

More DISQOVER application fields for clinical trials

Explore recruitment rates

Explore recruitment rates

Analyze recruitment rates, sites, ethnicities and regions of previous studies to make accurate predictions and informed decisions.

Optimizing clinical trials

Optimizing clinical trials

By empowering users to easily search, filter and compare clinical studies and visualize relevant data, DISQOVER helps optimize clinical study design.

Identify trial opportunities

Identify trial opportunities

Rapidly search and filter a very large number of clinical studies down to a manageable set to discover new opportunities and shorten time to readout.

Gain competitive insights

Gain competitive insights

Gain insights into competitor activities and progress to make a stop or go decision on a clinical trial. Easily visualize data in a dashboard to show the relative positions of competitors

Your projected return on investment with DISQOVER

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In collaboration with graduate students from Vlerick Business School, ONTOFORCE developed a tool to calculate the ROI of shortening the critical path for clinical trials. Learn exactly how an investment in semantic search and research streamlining can benefit your organization, based on your unique situation.

Try it for free

Try it for free

Experience intuitive semantic search and visualization with the free DISQOVER Community Edition.

Get inspired

Get inspired

Take part in our upcoming webinar on DISQOVER for clinical trials and expand your view. Register here.

Learn more

Learn more

Explore how DISQOVER helps life sciences companies tackle today’s challenges: download our whitepaper.

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  • Create a free account
  • Enjoy unlimited action to public data
  • Access ~150 data sources
  • Create your own dashboards and share them with peers

Contact us to unlock the full DISQOVER experience with the ability to link internal and third-party data sources to create a truly data ecosystem. 

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