NUROCOR CLINICAL PLATFORM
The NCP provides a broad range of functional capabilities supporting key data standards and clinical lifecycles, activities, and processes. The NCP is built to be future-proof based on state-of-the-art architecture and leading open source technologies. This combined approach delivers a full set of shared technical capabilities based on three core principles:
Modularity and Flexibility
Openness and Pluggability
Scalability, Resilience, and Security
Clinical LifeCycle Suite
The Clinical Lifecycle Suite is the collective term for the Nurocor Clinical Platform apps supporting standards-driven protocol development. The Clinical Lifecycle Suite achieves the goal of the Digital Data Flow architecture as articulated by TransCelerate. A digitalized clinical development process is a prerequisite to achieve a high level of automation with the key data fabric principle of automated decision making. This suite includes Study Designer, Study and Protocol Elements, Schedule of Activities, and Authoring.
The Nurocor Clinical Platform (NCP) Dashboard is the central location for accessing information within the platform. The display and the tabs on the dashboard may vary depending upon your user role and permissions within the system and the apps available in the platform. After logging in to the platform, the Dashboard displays a list of studies that are present in the system. Note that some or all of the studies in the system may not be visible to you, based on the roles and permissions assigned to your user profile.
The Nurocor Study Designer (SD) enables you to create your study design from the ground up. Using Study Designer, you can create:
- Trial elements
- Study schematics
- Trial arms
Study Designer keeps your study design in one centralized location, and enables you to maintain and update the study design as required. Study Designer is integrated with Nurocor’s Study and Protocol Elements and Schedule of Activities apps.
Additionally, you can export your data for submission to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Study and Protocol Elements:
The Nurocor Study and Protocol Elements (SPE) app is designed to turn your study’s text documents into a structured part of your Nurocor Clinical Platform (NCP) solution. Using the Study and Protocol Elements app, you can easily create, modify, and maintain your study and protocol elements for study design, eligibility, interventions, objectives, and endpoints in an application environment connected to the Nurocor Metadata Repository (MDR) and Nurocor Vision.
Schedule of Activities:
The Nurocor Schedule of Activities (SOA) app is a component of the Nurocor Clinical Lifecycle Suite. SOA guides study designers through an intuitive process of schedule specifications. Starting with defined activities sourced from the Nurocor Clinical Platform (NCP) to generate study events and planned activities within the schedule, SOA enables you to efficiently produce a full-fidelity set of schedules in support of a study. In other words, SOA is sufficiently detailed to generate a casebook that can in turn produce an electronic data capture (EDC) build, and a set of Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) specifications together with mapping specifications from collected to tabulated data. These schedules are then propagated back to the Nurocor MDR for purposes of downstream (EDC), study build automation and/or non-case report form (CRF) data specifications.
Statistical Analysis Plan:
The Schedule of Activities app provides fine-grained control for defining the data to be collected in a study and uses that information for the downstream automation of the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) build and SDTM dataset creation. Similarly, the Statistical Analysis Plan (eSAP) application provides fine-grained control for defining the data to be analyzed in a study and uses that information to assist in the downstream creation of the analysis datasets and Tables, Figures, and Listings (TFL) outputs.
Clinical Standards Suite
The functional foundation of the Nurocor Clinical Platform is the Nurocor Metadata Repository (MDR). The MDR, in combination with the Vision Nurocor Clinical Platform application, supports the definition, review, approval, and provisioning of industry-defined and customer-specific clinical lifecycle standards. These standards include data standards spanning the clinical lifecycle (collection, tabulation, and analysis), and standards in support of clinical study artifacts such as protocol and Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) documents, objectives and endpoints, and full-fidelity schedule of activities definitions. This suite includes Metadata Repository, Vision, and Controlled Terminology Importer.
The Nurocor Metadata Repository (MDR) enables the curation, versioning, governance, publishing, and consumption of the clinical lifecycle standards, including relationships that capture lineage and traceability across the lifecycle.
Vision™ is a web-based app that runs on the Nurocor Clinical Platform™ (NCP), enabling you to intuitively view your Nurocor Metadata Repository (MDR). The MDR consists of a library of content specific to your company and your work. Vision provides you with convenient ways of curating, publishing, and consuming clinical lifecycle standards. Items stored in your MDR and the information relevant to each are categorized to make them easy to locate. You can use these categories to navigate through the MDR and to filter and organize your information. Additionally, relationships between various types of content are depicted to illustrate associations and support meaningful navigation through the MDR.
Controlled Terminology Importer:
Keeping your controlled terminology up-to-date can be a daunting task. The Nurocor Controlled Terminology Importer (CTI) simplifies this task by importing new controlled terminology in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) format and incorporating those changes into the Nurocor Metadata Repository (MDR) library.
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) issues quarterly release updates. CDISC terminology files are always cumulative, so you can import new terminology files at your own pace, but need to do so at most once per quarter if you want to always have the latest version. Your terminology may contain sponsor extensions to cover terms not previously defined by CDISC. The CTI tracks disambiguation of new terms in the presence of existing sponsor extensions to avoid the creation of duplicate terms. The CTI identifies potential duplicates and assists the user to accept or reject these terms.
The Study workbench provides a series of apps enabling your standards to be configured for study use.
Study Data Tabulation Model Generator:
The Analysis Data Model (ADaM) Generator utilizes a conceptual model for transformations and mapping relationships between tabulation and analysis standards to automate the creation of ADaM datasets. The mapping and transformation logic stored in the MDR is transformed into executable code (SAS, R, and others) and handed over to your statistical computing environment (SCE) through system integration.
Tables, Figures, and Listings Generator:
The following applications are currently in development and will be available soon.
Authoring app (Auth) – A generic authoring microservice that is template-based and model and standards driven; for example, Protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP), and Clinical Studies Report (CSR). Auth integrates with the structured model and shares content created by other NCP apps.
Clinical Development Plan:
Lean Protocol™ :
NCP Report Service – The built-in reporting engine provides a facility for configuring reports of Nurocor Clinical Platform (NCP) content utilizing the native NCP APIs. The MDR includes a set of baseline reports that can be used as-is or modified to suit your needs. Additionally, new custom reports can be created and included in this section. Examples of these reports are:
- Annotated CRF Report: An ECRF specification report with SDTM annotations.
- Comparison Report: A listing of all differences between two specified metadata items.
- Governance Monitoring Report: Lists a detailed history of completed and active approval requests and the average time to complete each type of approval.
Nurocor provides the industry-leading platform for Digitalized clinical development to help companies bring drugs to market faster. Automating the Nurocor Lean Protocol™ with the Nurocor Clinical Platform delivers a front-loaded, workflow-driven, digital process enabling the parallelization of multiple steps to significantly reduce the time required for clinical development.
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