Perspectives in Clinical Research

: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--63

Good documentation practice in clinical research

Chitra Bargaje 
 Department of Clinical Trials and Safety, Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mumbai, India

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 1st floor, Shivsagar Estate, AB Road, Worli, Mumbai-400018

One of the most common inspection findings in investigator site inspections is lack of reliable, accurate and adequate source documentation. This also happens to be the most common pitfall identified during sponsor audits. The importance of good documentation practice needs to be emphasized to investigator sites to ensure that the study results are built on the foundation of credible and valid data. This article focuses on the key principles of good documentation practice and offers suggestions for improvement.

How to cite this article:
Bargaje C. Good documentation practice in clinical research.Perspect Clin Res 2011;2:59-63

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Bargaje C. Good documentation practice in clinical research. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];2:59-63
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