Tools for Improving Data Quality in Dermatology Clinical Trials

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019

Primary or secondary endpoints in dermatological clinical trials, especially eczema, psoriasis or acne, are often outlined in clinician-reported clinical outcome assessments. This is due to few investigational tests available for many skin diseases. However, several aspects of dermatological symptom rating are prone to variability due to the nature and presentation of dermatological symptoms. These aspects will be discussed in this webinar.

The second part of this webinar will focus on how to overcome these limitations and how to accurately and reliably standardize symptom assessment through rigorous clinician training. Another tool to improve data quality in dermatology studies is the use of blinded data analytics, which allows timely identification and management of data quality risks in clinical trials. The webinar will close with an outlook at future directions.

 Join this free webinar to hear about key topics including:

  • Value of electronic clinical outcomes assessment (eCOA) and electronic clinician-reported clinical outcomes assessments for dermatology studies
  • Rater training in dermatology
  • Use of analytics in dermatology studies


Jennifer Olt, CRF Bracket

Jennifer Olt, PhD, Scientific Advisor, CRF Bracket

Dr. Jennifer Olt is a Scientific Advisor based in CRF Bracket’s London office. She comes from an academic background and has 10 years of research experience in neuroscience and physiology and is specialized in auditory research. During her time in academia, she focused on the molecular basis of synaptic transmission in the auditory pathway and has published several papers on the topic. She has presented her research at conferences and taught BSc, MSc and PhD students. Since joining CRF Bracket she has worked on dermatology and instrument migration. Dr. Olt has a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sheffield in Neurophysiology.

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Petra Reksoprodjo,CRF Bracket

Petra Reksoprodjo, Associate Director, CRF Bracket

Dr. Petra Reksoprodjo is a Clinical Associate Director in the Client Services Department at Bracket. Coming in with a medical background, Dr Reksoprodjo has over 18 years of experience in the clinical trials industry with an emphasis in CNS clinical trials. She joined the company in 2014 after working for several years in a consultant role as an independent clinical reviewer. At CRF Bracket, Petra is responsible for clinical oversight and project delivery covering a large portfolio. She works closely with the data analytics department, preparing and delivering clinical data analyses to the clients. She frequently delivers internal training as well as presents at the international investigator meetings. Dr. Reksoprodjo is based in Bracket’s Prague office.

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Prateek Verma, Associate Director, Clinical Services, CRF Bracket

Dr. Prateek Verma is a medical doctor with more than 18 years of experience in clinical research. He has served as an investigator for 18 industry-sponsored psychiatric clinical trials. Dr. Verma is involved in providing training, data quality and consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry. He worked extensively on schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, dementia, infectious diseases, dermatology and other behavioral disorders before joining CRF Bracket. Dr. Verma also held an advisory position for NIHR research design services and PRIMENT (Primary Mental Health clinical trials unit) while working for Medical Research Council, UK and University College London. He presently oversees Rater Training and Quality Assurance (RTQA) activities in global psychiatric, neurology and non-CNS indications, serves as Expert Presenter at many investigator meetings across the globe and mentors clinical staff at CRF Bracket.

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Alan Kott, CRF Bracket

Alan Kott, MUDr, Clinical Vice President, Data Analytics, CRF Bracket

Dr. Alan Kott is based in CRF Bracket Prague office and until recently was Senior Clinical Manager for Europe. Having led the development of the Data Analytics Program for Bracket, he had overseen the design and reporting of data analytics in multiple large schizophrenia studies. For the past seven years, he has also provided training to investigators as an Expert Trainer.

Dr. Kott has been responsible for the design and implementation of multiple in-study data quality programs and served as a Product Business Owner for Rater Reliability Statistical Measures Application. Prior to Bracket, Dr. Kott worked as a house officer in Psychiatry at General Teaching Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and as an Assistant Professor at Charles University, 1st Medical Faculty – Department of Psychiatry, in Prague. Dr. Kott has a Medicinae Universae Doctor (MUDr) from Charles University.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will benefit professionals from pharmaceutical and CRO companies who are interested in the application of eCOA in dermatology clinical trials including:

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Data Management
  • eClinical Innovation Teams
  • Clinical Technology
  • eCOA/ePRO Managers
  • Patient Experience & Technology
  • Dermatology Study Teams

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights on: 

  • eCOA in dermatology trials
  • Variability of dermatology symptom assessments
  • Clinician/rater training to decrease assessment variability
  • Data analytics to improve measurement accuracy

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CRF Bracket

CRF Bracket was formed in 2018 by the merger of CRF Health and Bracket to provide life science companies with patient-centric technology solutions that advance clinical research and transform the patient experience. The company’s solutions include electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOAs), eConsent, patient engagement, interactive response technology (IRT), clinical supply forecasting and management, and endpoint quality services that combine advanced analytics and therapeutic area-specific scientific consulting. CRF Bracket’s applications are trusted by pharmaceutical companies of all sizes, including all of the top 20 pharmas, as well as CROs, biotechs, and academic institutions on over 4,000 global clinical trials. For nearly 20 years, CRF Bracket has been committed to helping life science companies bring life-changing therapies to patients and communities around the world. To learn more visit and

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