Implement security measures and protocols that prohibit unauthorised access to the study and data.
Provide adequate audit trail to ensure that all changes pertaining to the conduct of the trial are well documented.
Incorporate features to encourage the consistent use of clinical terminology and to alert users that data is out of range.
Provide suitable safeguards to isolate identifiable information from the study and ensure that retrieved data regarding each subject is only attributable to that subject.
Provide satisfactory backup and recovery protocols to guard against data loss.
Provide support for several types of fields (such as dates, text, numerical values) and in various formats (such as files, x-ray images).
Facilitate data extraction and the ability to swiftly generate reports.
Uphold the cost effectiveness of the system.
Endorse minimal development efforts
Advocate an advantageous type of licensing.
Promote adherence to industry standards, such as the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)