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Recruitment and Edge

Edge is a clinical management system that gives a real-time view of clinical research activity within a single site or across various research networks. It gives researchers the ability to input data directly into a single system, which can then be used to generate reports, avoiding the need for separate systems of data management.

It is a trust requirement that forms part of the conditions of approval for researchers to upload recruitment data to Edge in real time. We will set up an account for you. Please see our Set Up Guide for details on how to use Edge or email us at with any queries.

Solent NHS Trust uses the data in Edge to check that a study is recruiting the correct number of participants as outlined in the SSI form.

We also measure performance on the basis of ‘first patient, first visit’. This is the time between the project gaining approval and the recruitment of the first patient. This must be within one month.