Data Platform for Clinical Trials

Acamar: An open ecosystem for faster and more transparent clinical trials

By Aman Ahuja in Projects

September 15, 2018

The Guild worked with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world to develop a new approach to data sharing in clinical research. The immediate objective was to decrease the time and increase the efficiency of clinical trials. We developed design principles that centered openness, transparency, and improved outcomes for patients.

The approach centered an open technical platform with independent governance to guarantee the compliance, quality, and interoperability of software offerings in clinical trials. By working at the center of clinical data systems and their partners, the Guild identified a range of new data- and AI-enabled clinical research capabilities.

Our team’s multi-year initiative, code named Acamar, included research, aligning stakeholders and leaders, technical evaluation and development, and a deep understanding of the regulatory & compliance constraints. We helped stakeholders and project champions navigate the complex power dynamics between and within participating organizations.