DDC Technology

Trials Powered by Direct Data Capture

The quality and timeliness of data capture drives the success of clinical trials. 

Data – from any source, including data capture software – must be accessible, accurate, and traceable for effective insight-based decision making.

Direct Data Capture (DDC) technology is core to the Clinical ink eSource technology. 

DDC eliminates paper source documents and transcriptions by recording data in real-time, in an electronic format using specialized data capture software—powering faster, higher quality clinical trial data.

DDC Versus EDC in Clinical Trials

Electronic Data Capture (EDC) trials make up the vast majority of trials. Hospital, proxy, and patient data collection across sources initially recorded in an electronic medical record (EMR) or in a paper research chart that includes protocol-specific information, are then manually transcribed into the EDC tool.

Traditional data capture is time-consuming, error-prone, and often requires Source Data Verification (SDV) that leads to trial delays and disruptions.

Clinical ink designed DDC technology that captures source data at the moment of inception. It eliminates the need for transcriptions and subsequent SDV.

DDC also collects and integrates audio, video, and images to be embedded with the data, delivering immediate, clean, digitized data for effective oversight.


DDC Technology Advantages

Part of Clinical ink’s eSource ecosystem, DDC technology enables ingestion of all incoming electronic data into a unified data platform to support analytics within and across studies.

Workflows simulating the clinician’s assessment process

Intuitive interface with data entry screens mirroring familiar documents

Capture of ad hoc notes, audio, image and video recordings

Automation gathering electronic audit trail

Algorithms preventing omission of fields or entry of incongruent, illogical, or inconsistent data

Functionality to ensure offline data capture when connectivity is unavailable

Prompts guiding through the protocol execution and completion of specific assessments

Configurable for local regulations on data protection to ensure regulatory compliance

Benefits of DDC Across All Stakeholders


As pioneers in DDC technology, see how Clinical ink can eliminate EDC transcriptions and edit checks by capturing source data at the moment of inception.

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