Hill Presents at ELNs Data Analytics and Knowledge Management Summit



Carol Bova Hill, PhD presented the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) advanced biomarkers program informatics efforts at the Electric Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) Data Analytics and Knowledge Management Summit, held June 25-27, 2013 in Boston. The conference theme centered on the positioning of ELNs as a strategic knowledge-management tool within the enterprise. Speakers from both academia and industry shared their ELN implementation experience, as well as use cases from integrating ELN with laboratory systems and workflows coupled with advanced analytics and visualization tools. Lack of consistent implementation and support of standards was seen as a barrier, and the challenges of outsourcing and managing the complexities of distributed research networks were discussed.  Dr. Hill provided the audience with a unique CRO/ARO perspective by discussing current plans to capture study details within the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) integrated with other biomarker assets (e.g., biospecimen management) to support advanced biomarkers objectives.