TraIT platform welcomes 1,000th researcher

TraIT, one of DTL’s close collaborators in the DTL DATA programme, welcomes its 1,oooth researcher to register for the TraIT platform. Peggy Langenhoff, research coordinator Internal Medicine from the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg uses the platform in the Commence trial, a study initiated by Radboud UMC in Nijmegen. Aside from the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital, eight other hospitals collaborate in the trial. Each hospital conducts the study in the same way, collects the data identically and enters the data in the same manner in software applications through TraIT-infrastructure. Ultimately, the data are shared with other researchers.

Gerrit Meijer, Principal Investigator of TraIT and professor of pathology at VUmc: “It’s fantastic that the 1,000th researcher has registered. The power of collaboration is being recognised by more and more researchers. I would venture to say that aligning effort in this way can save years in the launch of new diagnostic and treatment methods, ultimately resulting in better and more efficient healthcare.”

Meijer refers to the fact that modern biomedical research needs large volumes of patient data that are often collected in long-term costly clinical trials like the Commence trial. Setting up IT systems for this type of nationwide collaborations was often left to its own devices, but with the advent of TraIT much greater use can be made of standard solutions that are jointly designed and managed. Read more

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