Distribute devices and facilitate remote sample collection, meeting participants where they are.
Collecting biosamples and distributing study-provided devices are common components of clinical trials and research that traditionally require participants to travel for an in-person clinic visit. Kitting and fulfillment facilitated by digital clinical trial and research (DCTR) technology allows for remote collection of participant samples and distribution of devices outside an in-person study visit.
Increase participant pool.
Up to 70% of potential participants live at least two hours away from their nearest study site. By enabling remote sample collection, DCTR technology can greatly expand a study’s reach and diversify the participant population.
Remote distribution of devices and sample collection through lower-cost facilities or at-home kits (e.g., saliva kits, COVID-19 antigen tests) can reduce study costs by limiting the overhead and infrastructure required to execute study protocol.
Reduce launch planning and coordination.
By utilizing DCTR technology to coordinate distribution of study materials and sample collection, there is less complexity, planning, and management required by the study team to launch and run the study.
PRediction Of Glycemic RESponse Study (PROGRESS)
The Scripps Research Digital Trials Center’s PRediction Of Glycemic RESponse Study (PROGRESS) utilizes CareEvolution’s MyDataHelps™ DCTR platform to facilitate kitting and fulfillment and integrate the resulting data into the study, which aims to understand metabolic health and diseases like type 2 diabetes. Within MyDataHelps™, participants automatically trigger fulfillment of two kits, one after the other, through completion of a Biokit Ordering survey and Glucokit Ordering survey, respectively. In collaboration with a shipping logistics partner, kits are delivered to the participant’s home and instructional surveys for sample collection and glucose monitoring are then released through MyDataHelps™. Study coordinators can monitor when the kits are received and samples are collected. Automated reminders are also configured to send to eligible participants if kits have not been ordered or received. Likewise, there are tracking and reminders in place to determine if samples have been returned and/or glucose monitoring initiated. These steps in the protocol are also integrated with an automated rewards system to encourage compliance and retention.
MyDataHelps™ kitting experience