Optimisation of Monitoring for Clinical Research Studies (OPTIMON)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2010
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University Hospital, Bordeaux

May 21, 2008
October 27, 2008
August 12, 2010
May 2008
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Proportion of patients' file without severe error. [ Time Frame: at end of follow-up ]
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Compounds of the main outcome, other errors, delay to get the results, costs [ Time Frame: at end of follow-up ]
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Optimisation of Monitoring for Clinical Research Studies
Evaluation of Efficacy and Cost of Two Monitoring Strategies for Public Clinical Research - OPTIMON: Optimisation of Monitoring for Clinical Research Studies
OPTIMON will compare the efficacy and the cost of two monitoring strategies: one based on the classic standards of quality assurance, and the other one being a priori "optimized" on the main scientific and regulatory principles.
There is no validated standard of monitoring strategy for clinical research studies. Optimon will compare two monitoring strategies - a classical strategy based on the practices of the pharmaceutical industry, and an optimized strategy based on patient's risk level - on their ability to produce exact data, focusing on the main quality criteria: regulatory requirements and scientific validity of results. Optimon is a non inferiority randomized trial.
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
All type of patients enrolled in the eligible studies
  • Other: classical monitoring strategy
    intensive on-site monitoring, consistently with the pharmaceutical industry practices
  • Other: optimized monitoring strategy
    optimized on-site monitoring, depending on patient's risk
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    classical monitoring strategy
    Intervention: Other: classical monitoring strategy
  • 2
    optimized monitoring strategy
    Intervention: Other: optimized monitoring strategy
Liénard JL, Quinaux E, Fabre-Guillevin E, Piedbois P, Jouhaud A, Decoster G, Buyse M; European Association for Research in Oncology. Impact of on-site initiation visits on patient recruitment and data quality in a randomized trial of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Clin Trials. 2006;3(5):486-92.

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Same as current
June 2010
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Research Studies: risk level A, B, or C in the Optimon risk-assessment scale, with or without a sponsor and the advice of an ethical committee, starting in 2008 and ending before the end of 2010, with a foreseen accrual of 20 patients or more, multicentric with at least 4 clinical sites, with a paper or electronic CRF, with the participating agreement of the coordinating investigator and the sponsor.
  • Clinical sites: Sites with a foreseen accrual of 5 patients at least, with the participating agreement of the principal investigator.
  • Clinical Research Units: with the label of an institution, with at least 2 years of experience in multicentric studies, with SOPs finalized before 2008, willing to participate in Optimon.

Exclusion Criteria:

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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CHUBX 2005/04
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Jean-Pierre LEROY / Clinical Research and Innovation Director, University hospital, Bordeaux
University Hospital, Bordeaux
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Study Director: Geneviève CHENE, MD, PhD University Hospital, Bordeaux
University Hospital, Bordeaux
August 2010