National Effort Aims to Enhance Efficiency & Impact in Clinical Trials
During clinical trials, a significant amount of data is typically generated. However, at the conclusion of the trial, this data is usually archived and not accessible or available for any secondary purposes- long noted as a missed opportunity given the potential value that this data could provide.
Enter: HeSANDA. Led by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), the Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) program aims to give data generated in the course of clinical research a second life, by delivering a mechanism that allows investigator-initiated clinical trials to be discoverable and requestable.
Health Translation SA leads the South Australian HeSANDA ‘node’, and has been making some great strides towards achieving HeSANDA’s core goals.