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Ian Kennedy

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Head of Informatics
Diabetes Trials Unit
University of Oxford
Diabetes Trials Unit
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 857234
Email: ian.kennedy@dtu.ox.ac.uk

Ian Kennedy is Head of Informatics for the Diabetes Trials Unit, University of Oxford, with over 30 years experience on the IT side of the clinical trials field. He designed and wrote the clinical trials management system for the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), a thirty-year, multi-centre trial into the treatment and complications of type 2 diabetes. The system was then enhanced further to run multiple trials simultaneously. Other software he has published, with other members of the department, includes the UKPDS Risk Engine, the UKPDS Outcomes Model and HOMA Calculator.

Ian set up and commissioned a system based on Infermed Macro software, a multi user, web based electronic data capture system. He has designed the data collection systems for two multi-centre clinical trials (AFORRD and 4-T) using the system in 140+ clinical centres throughout the UK and Ireland. Both of these trials completed successfully and have been reported.

Ian has also designed and built the electronic case record form (eCRF) using Medidata Rave for the ACE Trial run by DTU in Mainland China and Hong Kong. The eCRF was fully functional in both English and Mandarin with users being able to choose their preferred language. The ACE Trial successfully reported in 2017. He has since used Medidata Rave for further trials within the department.

He has been a member of the Infermed Academic Research Focus Group and has been asked to present at the company's annual user group meetings. He has also been a member of the Medidata Architect Focus Group, which was setup to advise the company on changes to the study build module of Medidata Rave.

Ian was also an active member of the Academic Clinical Trials Research Information Systems group (ACTRIS). ACRTIS was a collection of information systems and related professionals working within UK academic clinical trials units. ACTRIS was later taken over by the UKCRC IT working group of which he was also a member. He is currently on the IS Core Steering Group for the current UKCRC Registered CTU Network and is a regular presenter at their annual general meetings.