Shared web-based data center for multi-institutional clinical trials: Evaluation of UMIN-INDICE (University Hospital Medical Information Network-Internet Data and Information Center for Medical Research) in clinical trials of JIVROSG (Japan Interventional Radiology in Oncology Study Group)

Miyuki Sone, Yasuaki Arai, Takahiro Kiuchi, Hirono Ishikawa, Noriaki Aoki, Yoshitaka Inaba, Tetsuya Yoshioka, Takeshi Aramaki, Takeshi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Hiroshi Anai, Noboru Tanigawa, Keigo Osuga, Yoshito Takeuchi, Takushi Okusaka, Susumu Kanazawa, Osamu Matsui, Keigo Endo

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Abstract

A patient registration system is mandatory for establishing the scientific credibility of the multi-center clinical trials. The Japan Interventional Radiology in Oncology Study Group (JIVROSG) was organized in 2002 to establish evidence supporting the procedures used in interventional radiology. The Internet Data and Information Center for Medical Research (INDICE), provided by the University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN), has been utilized for patient registration in the clinical trials of JIVROSG. In this study, the safety and efficacy of UMIN-INDICE were evaluated. From 2002 to 2010, 18 clinical trials, including one international trial, were conducted. A total of 736 patients were enrolled from 51 institutions. No significant trouble was encountered during this period. A questionnaire survey demonstrated that 90% of participating researchers could use this system without difficulties. UMIN-INDICE may contribute to promoting clinical trials as an infrastructure of multicenter studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Data center
  • Infrastructure
  • Internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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