Lexington, MA, May 29, 2014 –Virtify, Inc., the market leader in Structured Content Management software solutions, today announced Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has signed an enterprise-level contract for its Clinical Trial Registration & Results (CTRR) disclosure software. Virtify announced the Program for the Academic/Research marketplace through its partnership with Forte Research Systems, Inc. VCU will become part of a working group of academic/research institutions that will provide product feedback and utilize Virtify’s CTRR offering to fulfill their regulatory obligations by disclosing their clinical trial information to the National Institute of Health’s clinicaltrials.gov system. The system will be implemented by the Office of Research under the leadership of VCU’s Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. David Fenstermacher.
The old paradigm for managing disclosure throughout the clinical trial process has changed. Many organizations, including those at academic and research organizations, manage clinical trial disclosure manually. Due to the large number of disparate, investigator-driven studies at these institutions, coupled with constant updates to these studies and compliance challenges with increasing complex disclosure requirements, using these manual processes has become cumbersome and often error-prone.
“VCU will partner with Virtify to help automate the clinical trial disclosure process to fulfill its regulatory requirements,” said Dr. Francis L. Macrina, Vice President for Research. “We anticipate that Virtify’s CTRR will significantly reduce the time and effort required to register and publish clinical trial information to clinicaltrials.gov.
Virtify’s CTRR software helps streamline and automate the mandatory registration and results disclosure postings to the clinicaltrials.gov website and to other registries. The software also has the ability to provide a compliance view across all studies at an institution, allowing for better reporting and proactive compliance. Virtify has extensive experience supporting life science clients in managing complex clinical trial disclosure and regulatory compliance. Virtify’s CTRR software, combined with Forte Research System’s OnCore CTMS, will offer academic/research institutions the most complete overall solution for managing compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
"We are very pleased to welcome Virginia Commonwealth University as a client. The CTRR system will not only help improve compliance but will support the disclosure requirements for publishing to medical journals. The ability of the Virtify and Forte systems to communicate means that duplicate data entry will be eliminated and will enable VCU to have a robust and seamless clinical trial disclosure process," said Satish Tadikonda, President and CEO of Virtify, Inc.
About Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 222 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-seven of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see http://www.vcu.edu
Virtify is the market leader in Structured Content Management software solutions for life sciences. Organizations rely on Virtify solutions to reduce time-to-market, risk, and costs by managing and automating the complex regulatory compliance and content exchange requirements throughout the product life cycle. Virtify’s easy-to-use software suite is the industry’s only solution to provide a secure, collaborative, web-based environment for managing regulated content throughout the entire continuum – from pre-clinical through product registration to commercialization. The company plays a leadership role in the development of global regulatory standards and is an active participant in a variety of standards committees. Virtify’s software products combined withcomprehensive professional services and deep domain expertise enhance quality and compliance for some of the world’s leading life sciences companies.