Introduction of Electronic Data Capture Systems (EDC) in Animal Health VICH GCP Clinical Studies – Impact of Change for the Animal Health Sector

Elecotrnic data capture (EDC) has been in the human clinical study arena for a number of years; however, this technology has only recently been introduced to animal health clinical VICH GCP studies. In their paper, Janice Sarasola of Ondax Scientific, Jo McKelvie of EVITA Services and Iain McPhee of Novartis Animal Health discuss the fact that using EDC in animal health VICH GCP studies presents unique challenges based on the logistics of running small and large animal field studies, despite the numerous guidance documents and information available related to EDC for human GCP studies.