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Challenge Mathematical Model to Estimate Patient Burden in Clinical Trials
Mathematical Model to Estimate Patient Burden in Clinical Trials
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 534
Posted: Dec 15 2010
Challenge ID: 9918757
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The goal of this Challenge is to design a mathematical model to estimate the level of burden that participation in a clinical trial would place upon a patient.

This Challenge requires a written proposal and code.

The goal of this Challenge is to define parameters and formulate a mathematical model to be used to allow comparisons, across multiple clinical trials, of the level of burden that participation in a given clinical trial would place upon research patients.

The submission to the Challenge should include:

  1. The identification of multiple factors making clinical trial burdensome to patients;
  2. The computation algorithm allowing quantitative estimates of the identified factors;
  3. Well documented and user-friendly source code allowing relative comparisons across multiple clinical trials.

The Challenge award is contingent upon evaluation of the proposed methodology by the Seeker.

The Seeker is not looking for just a literature review of the subject. The proposed methodology should provide the Seeker with "freedom to practice," i.e. there should be no patents or patent applications which would prevent the use of the proposed solution in commercial applications.

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