CRISP undertakes the following steps to shorten this time to a maximum of a few days after ‘last patient out’:
Standardised dedicated procedures and processes will be developed to enable very rapid data delivery. These procedures will be related to: query management (data cleaning) and source data verification support during study conduct, database lock procedures and data processing procedures from raw data to final data sets. Procedures will also be developed to shift all regular activities within the CRISP team to data delivery activities of the ended ‘outbreak’ study.
Standard and tailor-made real time reports will be developed to monitor and manage study progress and data quality during an outbreak study.
An online secure data portal for data sharing will be developed. This portal will be made accessible for the involved investigators to query, analyse and download final cleaned datasets. User accounts for this data portal will be created during peace time for immediate use during an outbreak study.