Aim: To develop and implement a scalable, GCP-compliant, robust data management/ICT infrastructure suitable for resource-poor settings in SSA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

......................................................................................................................................... December 2020

CDASH Mapping for the ALERRT FISSA Study CRF

The FISSA study is a prospective study of Fever in Subsaharan Africa conducted by the ALERRT network. The FISSA study case record form (CRF) is developed and implemented by the FISSA Principal Investigators, the study team and the FISSA Data Management Team.

CDISC, the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium produces internationally recognised standards for the labelling, formatting and structuring clinical data. CDISC produces a number of standards, one of which is the CDASH standard. CDASH is used to standardise the collection of data.

The CDASH Mapping for the ALERRT FISSA Study CRF has been prepared by the ALERRT Data Management team and includes the FISSA study data dictionary in English and French, with CDASH mapping.

Development of databases that use the CDASH standards enables the data to be collected using robust structure s and terminologies. This improves data quality and interoperability, facilitating the aggregation and sharing of data.

......................................................................................................................................... November 2019

MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM hosted a training of 2 regional trainers from the 13-15th of November. The training was targeted to the FISSA Study Central Data Manager based in Cote D’Ivoire and a supporting Data Manager based in Uganda. The purpose of the training was to bring the trainers up to speed on the ALERRT Data Management and ICT Platform. The platform and the training covered the following modules:

  1. Generic SOPs on Data Management & ICT 
  2. Introduction and setting up of the Mobile Data Centre (MDC)
  3. REDCap Data Transfer Tool
  4. Query Management Tool
  5. MDC e-Learning Course
  6. FISSA Study DMP and SOPs

The training was delivered by key members of the WP3 team:

  • Bai Lamin Dondeh – WP3 Lead
  • Harry van Loen – WP3 Co-Lead
  • Badou Gaye – Head of IT
  • Pa Modou Cham – Developer
  • Yusupha S. Njie – Senior Data Manager
  • Hanne Landuyt – Clinical Data Manager