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We have started our TB prevalence study in our hospital staffs and it is going smoothly. We are thinking of collecting the data directly in our cell phone/tab/laptop rather than entering them in CRF and again in database. We think that it is less time consuming and easy to fill the form. How often do you use this type of data collection? Can you please help me with your opinion?
We should follow recent regulation here in India to capture Date into electronic Media.please refer to the link http://www.cdsco.nic.in/writereaddata/PROPOSAL%20FOR%20CREATION%20OF%20IT%20ENABLED%20SYSTEM1.pdf.
Please find a relevant article http://nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=4180#.VHNpfa9JTSk.linkedin
Good morning Niva!
I have consulted with various researchers. There are lots of opinions about it, and a lot of people are using e-devices for data collection.
The main advice is that you have to consult your ethics committee, who will want to know that source documents are available to provide an audit trail for the study.
Thank you for introducing this interesting topic.