In a recent monthly demo, one question from a data manager who joined the event struck me as particularly telling:

“Is there a way to automatically aggregate and refresh data sources from multiple vendors – for example, one study from Oracle EDC and one from Medidata Rave?”

This isn’t a unique question. In fact, I’d be surprised if most people reading this article haven’t asked a similar question themselves. Rather, it sticks out because it is such a pervasive problem in the industry. The success of the push to capture new data sources has indirectly led to a situation where data is a liability rather than an asset. How can we evolve to a point where we flip this equation?