#3. Improve Data Quality and Traceability to Support Compliance
Every laboratory submitting BA data to a regulatory agency must comply with identical guidelines. However, all laboratories work differently, which can make the regulatory reporting process hugely resource intensive. Data-centric ELNs help save vast amounts of resource by collating data across multiple runs into a single report. Validated templates provide secure links between the original data and any final calculations for ease of audit. Data is recorded as securely as traditional paper records but with the added advantages of rapid validation of data entries against pre-established business and scientific rules. Data can be captured, verified, and reviewed from the entire BA process in one systematic, compliant environment. In addition, data can be accurately reconstructed months, or even years, later.
In conclusion, data-centric enterprise ELNs will deliver the next round of productivity gains for BA laboratories. They recognize BA as a complex, inter-dependent process supported by various teams, all contributing to moving innovations from inception to delivery. An effective informatics infrastructure must therefore be placed at the heart of the enterprise for everyone to use. It should be totally paperless, platform neutral, enable complete and secure single point access to data, and integrate intelligently with existing processes.
Enabling quality-assured methods and regulated study results to be delivered at a competitive pace is for the next generation of optimizing organizational innovation for commercial success.