Advances in information technology are revolutionizing how CROs, sponsors and academic institutions can design and manage clinical studies. The growth of affordable, secure cloud-based software services, mobile communications and the digitization of clinical data is helping researchers worldwide conduct studies more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. In short, the impact of an organization’s size, budget or existing technology infrastructure on its ability to conduct or compete for trials is decreasing. This trend will accelerate in the next few years, offering a range of benefits for sites, sponsors and CROs as well as patients and medical professionals. Using the eClinicalOS platform from Merge eClinical as a case study, this podcast explores the development and application of current and emerging technologies in clinical research.