Rationalisation of capturing data for a participant’s research journey (2023)

Type of publication:
Service improvement case study

*Rachel Rikunenko

SaTH Improvement Hub, 2023

In order to reduce duplication of data during a participant’s research journey a review of the use of Excel Spreadsheets versus the EDGE Local Performance Management System (LPMS) was completed. The EDGE LPMS can provide 100% of the same functionality as Excel Spreadsheets but in different formats. It can also provide a clear audit trial; reducing GDPR breaches and aiding reporting of a participant’s research journey. However, there are some concerns about using EDGE alone. Data was duplicated for 70% of research projects.

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