- In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, fast track intramural grant was announced and over 80 proposals were received. The proposals were reviewed and the shortlisted proposals were approved for funding.
Out of these, 9 clinical observational studies were having similarities, so it was decided to develop common Case Record Form (CRF) for investigators for the multiple sites where Covid-19 patients are being admitted. The data of common CRF is being stored on AIIMS server and different components for each patients can be filled by at different time points and from multiple locations as required.
- CRU prepared the common informed consent documents and developed the online case record form in collaboration with the Principal Investigators of the nine observational studies. These studies also required a common consent form, so that in each area the first team in patients care can take consent for all components of the data related to the patients.
- The Common CRF and a common Consent Form was designed and ethical approval was obtained for the nine PIs.
- The software for Common CRF has been developed, pre tested and been made functional for all teams working for Covid-19 related research.