How Sites Around the World Are Using Slope

Posted by Rust Felix on October 1, 2018
· Best Practices

When we first set out to build Slope we guessed that clinical research sites would use our platform to organize, track, and manage their lab kits. Our initial goal was to address the big problem of lab kit oversupply that this ACRP blog post does an excellent job of describing.

Within days of our launch we witnessed study sites around the world using our platform to not only track their lab kits, but also their study drugs, devices, equipment, bulk supplies, and shipping materials.

One thing was clear - we had completely underestimated how badly sites needed a simple way to track all of the things that power their clinical research, not just lab kits as we initially assumed.

Fast forward to today, and you'll find our team continually innovating on our initial concept of a simple, easy to use inventory management solution built specifically for the needs of clinical research. This innovation is powered directly by site feedback, and with this feedback we hear one question over and over again: "How are other study sites using Slope?"

So...I went through all the data and created this list of all the different things that study sites around the world are organizing, tracking, and managing with Slope:

  • Multiple Visit Kits
  • Samples & Specimens
  • Equipment Calibration Dates
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Urine Cups
  • Urine Tubes
  • Ambient/Refrigerated Airbills
  • Frozen Shippers
  • Refrigerated Shippers
  • Gel Packs
  • PI CV Expiration Dates
  • Multiple Time Point Kits
  • Cryoboxes
  • Fresh Tissue Sample Kits
  • Screening Kits
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Transport Equipment
  • Tubes (K2EDTA, SST, Grey, Green, Purple Top)
  • Biopsy Baseline Kits
  • Hemoglobin
  • Epi-Pens
  • Ambient Shippers
  • Combo Shippers
  • Coolers of all shapes and sizes
  • FedEx UN3373 PAKs
  • Aqueous Samples
  • Pregnancy Serum
  • Study Drugs
  • Tissue Kits
  • Syringes
  • Hepatic Monitoring Tests
  • Blood Line Collection Kits
  • US-5B Urine Test Strips
  • Patient Education Tools
  • Alcohols Pads
  • Laptops
  • Storage Boxes
  • Storage Tubes
  • Shipping Labels
  • Anaphylaxis Testing Kits
  • Biopsy Slides
  • Prepared Meals
  • Apple iPads with Cases and Chargers
  • Band-Aids
  • Barcode Scanners
  • BACtrack Professional Mouthpieces
  • Batteries and Accessories (charger, clips, holster)
  • Biohazard Labels
  • Biohazard Specimen Containers
  • Black Totes
  • Bladder Diaries
  • Blood Pressure Machines
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs (Arm & Wrist)
  • Bone Marrow
  • Dry Ice
  • Braun Probe Covers
  • Buccal Smears
  • Gauze
  • Butterfly Needles
  • Centrifuges
  • Clear Cups and Pins
  • Drug Tests
  • Cyrovials
  • Data Transmittal Forms
  • Digital Thermometers
  • De-ionized Water
  • Dressing Retention Tape
  • ECG Machines & Accessories
  • FedEx Airbills
  • FedEx Envelopes
  • FedEx Bags
  • FedEx Shipping Labels
  • Gloves of all types and sizes
  • Holster Vests
  • Lab Manuals
  • Liquid N2 Shippers
  • Portable Male Urinals
  • Nasal Swabs
  • Nebulizers
  • Binders
  • Patient Diaries and Questionnaires
  • Procedure Masks
  • Pipettes
  • UPS Ambient & Frozen Shippers

And the list goes on and on! I'll do my best to keep this list of real world examples updated, and appreciate any suggestions you might have for different ways your site is using Slope to track, organize, and manage all the different things that power your clinical research.

Rust Felix

Written by Rust Felix

Rust Felix is the Co-founder and CEO of Slope. He's passionate about helping Sites & Sponsors improve recruitment & retention through better inventory management.