DISQOVER for recruitment rate investigation
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DISQOVER for recruitment rate investigation

The efficiency of subject recruitment plays an important role in identifying interesting clinical study sites, as it indicates both potential test populations and the site’s recruitment performance. DISQOVER’s intelligent search, filter and compare capabilities and intuitive visualization features help you make informed decisions that will save time – and money.

For viable clinical trials, it is crucial to find the right people to participate in the testing of a new drug or treatment. That’s why researchers at pharmaceutical companies spend many hours combing through databases, searching for relevant clinical studies and filtering and comparing data to predict recruitment rates and decide on the feasibility of a clinical trial and/or the right partner institutions to work with.

On average, data researchers spend around one day per week gathering information.

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Recruitment rate prediction requirements

To make accurate predictions about recruitment rates, researchers and study designers need access to historical data of specific institutions, e.g., its track record on Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Large hospitals with good reputations in particular domains will likely draw subjects faster, and significant gains can be made by identifying and addressing these institutions first when setting up a clinical trial.

Data required to make a decision includes:

  • name, location, and context of a study site;
  • the number of relevant studies an institution has run;
  • the presence of key opinion leaders;
  • recruitment start dates of a study;
  • duration of enrollment;
  • etc.

Tackling recruitment rate prediction with DISQOVER

To make informed decisions based on recruitment rate information, researchers need more than just the raw data. Instead, they need to be able to compare and visualize this (un)structured information in meaningful ways to accurately predict recruitment rates.

DISQOVER allows researchers to accurately access information to derive and predict recruitment rates based on historical data and make informed decisions that will speed up clinical trial completion.

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DISQOVER by ONTOFORCE allows users to not only search, filter and compare data from scattered internal, external and third-party databases, but also enables them to:

  • visualize relevant data in intuitive dashboards;
  • easily extract information about participant flows from study results;
  • calculate the projected duration of recruitment;
  • calculate the average number of recruited patients per site or location;
  • predict the recruitment rate per study.
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.

Determine relevant clinical data sets

Determine relevant clinical data sets

Extract value from existing data sets and promote re-use of public, internal and third-party data by identifying the right data set and improving competitive mapping.

Gain competitive insights

Gain competitive insights

Extract value from existing data sets and promote re-use of public, internal and third-party data by identifying the right data set and improving competitive mapping.

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.

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Try it for free

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

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