Data Export

 Data Export capabilities


The LabDriver system allows data to be exported from most of the screens and most records in the system. Data for that screen is exported via the export button. The data is exported in CSV (Comma Separated Variable) or text format.

The exported data allows the users to check the data that has been entered correctly and to validate the system. The exported data can then be imported into other databases or systems. These databases could include Clinical Trial databases for statistical analysis, databases for subject recruitment and other software packages such as an accounts module.

The open structure of the LabDriver  system allows the user to choose which software or system to use for which package. Eg the accounting module has an export facility which will allow the accounts for a month end period to be exported. This data can then be imported into another software package, eg the standard company accounting package.

There is the facility to export data for a subject, for a Subject visit and for a study. The data is then imported into another system (typically provided from a data management company) for statistical analysis.

The LabDriver data export function ensures that there are no errors in manually entering and re-entering data, as well as providing a much simpler and faster method of gaining access to the study data. The fields that are exported are selectable, as well as the details of which centre, subject sex, visit, subject id and laboratory test.

All fields can be exported including the flags for out of range values and investigators comments.

Here is an example of a CSV file export. The data can then be imported into another software package, eg SAS or Oracle Clinical. This will provide a means to perform detailed statistical analysis.

Data can also be exported in a bespoke format. This will make the import of data in another system even easier to do. A specific data format may be requested by a Sponsor, Hospital or Data Management company. LabDriver will create a module to produce the specific data format.

Once the module has been created there is a two stage process that produces the data and results in the creation of two files. The data is exported in the standard LabDriver format, which is easy to view and will allow users to check or QC the data. The second step is to convert the data from the standard format to the bespoke format. This process ensures that there is no manual manipulation of the data that can introduce errors as well as providing the ability to produce data regularly and easily in the study specific format. A sponsor may require a bespoke data export on a daily basis and this module will allow the laboratory to do this with ease.