Crucial Data Solutions Forms Partnership with Durham Tech to Support Clinical Research Education

Durham Tech’s clinical trials program utilizes TrialKit, a data collection and study management platform from Crucial Data Solutions

Left to right: Dr. William Gluck, Program Director; Jeff Rogers, CDS President; Bill Ingram, Durham Tech President

RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crucial Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS), a provider of innovative software to advance clinical research, and Durham Technical Community College, an academic institution in North Carolina, announced today they have formed an academic partnership.

“We’re excited to have been selected by Durham Tech to help their students develop the skills and experiences to succeed and ensure their graduates are prepared when entering the field of clinical research,“ said Jeff Rogers, President of Crucial Data Solutions. “The Raleigh/Durham area is home to many research organizations, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to support this community and offer TrialKit to support the next generation of clinical researchers and data scientists. CDS’ mission of putting technology into the hands of researchers couldn’t be more appropriate and evident than in this partnership.”

As of the spring semester 2020, Durham Tech’s Clinical Trials Research Associate and Medical Product Safety/Pharmacovigilance Programs have been using CDS’ data collection and study management platform, TrialKit, to teach students about regulatory-compliant clinical research processes. Initially, students are developing study design and data management skills in both the web browser and native mobile app environments offered through the TrialKit platform. Then, the full functionality of the TrialKit platform will be incorporated into the curriculum by expanding into courses across both programs. TrialKit, an end-to-end solution, provides functionality for electronic data capture (EDC), electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO), clinical trial management (CTMS), and randomization and trial supply management (RTSM).

“Through our partnership with Crucial Data Solutions, I am able to provide my students a hands-on learning environment where they can learn new skills and immediately apply them to real-world situations,“ said Dr. William Gluck, Program Director at Durham Tech. “And, due to the remote nature of the TrialKit platform, students in the program have been able to continue learning without interruption during this period of distance learning. Having had many years of industry experience in clinical data management, I know TrialKit is sound and meets the needs of the industry. Plus, the use of the mobile application is cutting edge so I am excited that our students will have this unique opportunity to work with and gain experience on the TrialKit platform.”

About Crucial Data Solutions

Founded in 2010, Crucial Data Solutions (CDS) provides the most innovative and affordable data collection and clinical trial management technology on the market today. TrialKit, our cloud-based platform available via a web interface and downloadable native mobile app, enables end-to-end clinical trial management for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies of all sizes. Design and deploy regulatory compliant studies in days instead of weeks using our intuitive forms designer that requires no programming. Over 10,000 global users have leveraged the flexibility of TrialKit to deploy over 1,100 studies across all phases of clinical development. Learn more about CDS at

About Durham Tech

Durham Tech is a growing institution in North Carolina, serving more than 18,000 students annually across seven campuses and locations in Durham and Orange counties while also providing various online courses. The College is accredited and offers more than 100 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates for students seeking university transfer or immediate employment. The College has opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students, international students, veterans, and adults looking to complete their high school educations. Durham Tech programs include the arts, engineering, education, health technologies, information technology, public safety, and business administration. Continuing education courses include career enhancement in automotive, culinary arts, hospitality, and biotechnology; English as a second language; and personal enrichment opportunities such as gardening, health and wellness, and photography.

The Durham Tech Clinical Trials Research Associate (CTRA) program is a member of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR) and is recognized as a leader in the clinical research academic community. The Durham Tech CTRA program is the first of its kind in the State of North Carolina and is the only such program in the nation to have received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Contact Information:
Carley Nolan
Director of Marketing
Crucial Data Solutions, Inc.
(888) 753-4777

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