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DISQOVER for clinical trials and study design

Time is money. But in life sciences research, speed can also save lives. The ability to process data efficiently and interlink fragmented sources of information is paramount to successful drug development. And that’s where DISQOVER by ONTOFORCE makes all the difference. Here is a snapshot of the DISQOVER use cases for clinical trials.

Drug development use cases

In life sciences as a whole, success is often determined by who gets to the most accurate data the fastest. Identifying opportunities and approaching them from the right angle is crucial in clinical research as well as commercial drug development. As a result, easy access to a wide range of databases and the ability to visualize findings in a comprehensive way are competitive traits that can make all the difference.

Data efficiency in clinical trials

From predicting recruitment rates and finding the right partner institutions to investigating adverse events: analyzing all the information required to set up a successful clinical trial is challenging, time-intensive and costly. Data may be heavily siloed, and there is often a lack of awareness of existing information within or outside the organization. In addition, there’s always the risk of missing important pieces of the puzzle – potentially leading to flawed decisions.

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On average, data researchers spend around one day per week gathering information.
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Optimizing and accelerating clinical trial design

Optimizing and accelerating clinical trial design

DISQOVER empowers data scientists, researchers and study designers at pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations (CROs) to scrutinize, compare and analyze relevant study data from various – often siloed – sources, enabling them to make informed decisions.

In this way, they can:

  • Increase recruitment rates by making accurate predictions and selecting the right hospitals or clinical study sites to work with.
  • Accelerate time to value by finding key opinion leaders and performing efficient trial design research.
  • Improve the probability of success by acquiring knowledge of predictive factors related to diseases.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by gaining insights into market trends and competitors’ study pipelines.
DISQOVER by ONTOFORCE is a powerful and intuitive semantic search knowledge platform that helps accelerate time to value and improve the probability of success.

Four areas of opportunity

The ability to sift through research data from various sources in an intuitive and timely way and link up fragmented sources of information is a superpower that your organization – and your clients – can’t afford to pass up on. DISQOVER provides opportunities in four critical instances of the clinical trial process: identification of opportunities, recruitment rate prediction, adverse event investigation, and competition research. All of these are based on the ‘query funnel’, which is streamlined by DISQOVER intelligence.

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Identify trial opportunities

Identify trial opportunities

Life science use case

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

Life science use case

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.

Determine relevant clinical data sets

Determine relevant clinical data sets

Life science use case

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

Explore recruitment rates

Explore recruitment rates

Life science use case

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

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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Data-driven clinical  trial feasibility and  study design

Finding precisely relevant data is a challenging job for study designers and research and data scientists. While there has never been more information available, bits and pieces of relevant data are scattered across registries, companies, departments, databases and many other siloes. How a new approach to data management can boost efficiency and lead to better decision- making in drug development?

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