The FDA and other regulatory bodies have issued multiple guidance documents addressing requirements when using technology tools to execute paperless clinical trials. The push from the regulatory agencies has occurred despite a risk-averse pharmaceutical industry, still comfortable living in a “paper world.” This risk aversion is in part due to an irrational fear by sites and sponsors of receiving a FDA Form 483 when an FDA inspector discovers, for example, that a patient was born in 1982, when in the study database it is recorded as 1983, even when there is no impact on the study results. Additionally, the clinical sites are also fearful of losing business as a result of any FDA Form 483 finding, however minor.
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