ArborLink is a highly configurable web-based electronic data capture (EDC) system, designed to support studies with enhanced needs for data quality validation, guidance through complex protocol versions, integrated study management, and longitudinal tracking across patient timepoints and information sources. Arborlink supports unique protocols in observational research with features that are not included with other available tools, such as materials collection and shipping management for biosamples, pathological, and radiological materials; co-enrollment among sub-studies and cohorts; and interactive validation query reconciliation.Improved workflows reduce shipping reconciliation costs, participant screening, and tracking costs. ArborLink is available in an 21CFR Part 11 Compliant implementation to support FDA-regulated trials.
Studies using AborLink are hosted in a secure infrastructure with redundant availability exceeding .9998. Major release upgrades each year are included, and focus on expanded functionality useful to typical protocols.
Arbor Research provides the technical resources to customize Arborlink to the needs of each study using numerous configuration options. Configuration costs and additional service costs are not included in the fix costs model, and should be budgeted as time and materials costs.
ArborLink combines features offered by many clinical trials solutions – such as real-time data validation and study management tools – with features needed for international observational studies. ArborLink responds uniquely with configurable protocols adapted for each translated language and medical culture, and implementation of the complex study and sampling protocols, and management of biosample collection and processing. ArborLink has been used for over 20 research study protocols in over 20 countries, with each ArborLink implementation configured to meet the unique needs of the study.
ArborLink is a success not in spite of the fact that Arbor Research is not a software development shop, but because of it. Our multidisciplinary collaboration among users, clinicians, analysts, and study monitors provides invaluable context and insight for IT development staff in providing a product with real value-added to each study it supports.