IRT Decision Guidance

A framework to identify the right IRT solution for each trial

With increasing protocol complexity, supply chain pressures, and multiple
trial management systems, Interactive Response Technology (IRT) has emerged as an important tool to manage randomization and drug supply. However, the challenge lies in discerning when to leverage the sophisticated capabilities of a purpose-built IRT and when a simpler EDC system with add-on IRT functionality (EDC-IRT) will suffice. 

Our hope is that this article can serve as a guide to help sponsors and CROs with: 

  • A framework to evaluate the best-fit IRT system for their specific trials 
  • The benefits and limitations of purpose-built IRT technology and IRT as an add-on to an EDC system 
  • Five (5) questions to consider when evaluating IRT system needs