Posted on September 19, 2008 by paulgalvin
It is with great excitement that I can finally say the production release of OpenClinica 2.5 is here! It took a lot of hard work and dedication not just from our developers, but our testers and community contributors as well.
Please go here to download the latest and greatest offering of the preeminent open source application for electronic data capture and clinical data management. You will need to have an account on http://www.openclinica.org to download it. If you don’t have one you can register for one.
In the download package you will find installation scripts for both the Oracle and PostgreSQL databases on both the Linux and Windows operating systems. In addition, for folks currently using version 2.2.1 or 2.2.2, there are scripts to upgrade your instance to OpenClinica 2.5.
Everyone will be able to experience the robust new features of the application including Bulk Data Import, Improved Query Management and Resolution, Cross Form/Cross Field Edit Checks, and Editing/Copying Datasets. Also, we have removed the need for a nightly data warehouse script to run and now you can extract data in real time.
Please join Akaza Research on October 7th for a free webinar introducing OpenClinica 2.5. You can sign-up here:
- Webinar @ 19:00 – 20:30 (GMT -5:00)
- Webinar @ 9:30 – 11:00 (GMT – 5:00)
Of course we’d highly recommend attending a training course so you too can become an expert user of OpenClinica. Our first open enrollment training on OpenClinica 2.5 is being offered October 15-17.
Thanks again to everyone for making this release a success!
- Paul Galvin
Filed under: Release Info | Tagged: Bulk Data Import, clinical research, clinical trials, Edit Checks, electronic data capture, New Release, open source, OpenClinica, Query Management, Web Application | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 17, 2008 by bbaumann
A recent issue of Applied Clinical Trials Online features a case study of OpenClinica Electronic Data Capture (EDC) adoption by German device company, Retina Implant, AG. Here’s a short excerpt:
“Last summer, Retina Implant started using OpenClinica for its latest trial, which is comprised of 11 studies. Currently, five of those studies have acquired subjects and are up and running with the OpenClinica CRF process. Randomization of study subjects are done outside OpenClinica, as it doesn’t have this feature. So far, Hekmat is appreciative of the flexibility of the platform, its ease of use among the global site staff, and the ability to view data in real-time via the Web browser.”
Click here for the full article.
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Posted on September 8, 2008 by paulgalvin
OpenClinica 2.5 has been going through rigorous testing over the last few months and we are finally getting close to releasing a production ready version of the application. There are currently 2 betas and 1 alpha available to the community, but shortly we will be having a Release Candidate available that has been subjected to full, rigorous testing procedures.
This Release Candidate will also contain scripts that will allow OpenClinica to run on the Oracle 10g database for the first time as part of a downloadable package.
As you can see below in another post about the release of 2.5, I mentioned it would be on August 29th. Mea culpa. Clearly, however, it is more important to issue a software product that has been fully tested (and retested) rather then putting a marginal product out just to meet a date. If only Microsoft realized this
The release candidate will be available to the general public on Wednesday morning, 9/10/2008, and we will be targeting a full production release within the coming weeks.
As we get closer to the production release, please check back for more updates. In the meantime here’s some Final Countdown inspiration from Europe.
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