I'm currently in the beginning stages of coordinating a new study. I'm pretty new to this role (just hit 6 months). It's a brand new study (the PI basically just handed me the grant proposal and said here you go, let's get started)
Now that I've hammered down exactly what data points they want to capture and on what days, I need to develop the CRFs. We have lots of CRFs from other studies that I could poach from but I find they are needlessly bloated and I would like to start from scratch.
Can you provide any pointers about creating CRFs and what you do and don't like about the ones you currently use?
This study is observational and will require daily visits to admitted inpatients. I also need an enrollment/baseline package, a discharge package, and a 14-day post-discharge package. I think I will do separate packages for each, and a generic "daily visit" sheet for the other days.
Thanks for your help, Klone (since it feels like it's just the two of us in here sometimes!
ETA: Is MS Word the best Office software for creating paper forms? I'm decently proficient but I'm new to making forms that I will use for hard-copies.