TrialScope has announced the release of Convert, a free online clinical trial data conversion service.

The service enables users to quickly and efficiently reuse clinical trial results data that was previously reported to the US registry and convert it to the appropriate format for submission to the European registry (EudraCT).

Clinical trial sponsors face a deadline for reporting results in Europe.

For eligible clinical trials that ended between 21 July 2013 and 21 July 2014, sponsors are required to post results by 21July 2015.

The data entry burden for only one study is significant and many sponsors have numerous study results to report.

TrialScope chief strategy officer Thomas Wicks said: "TrialScope’s complimentary EudraCT conversion service will provide sponsors with an opportunity to maintain compliance, while simplifying the effort to do so.

"The service immediately reduces the data entry burden by as much as 85% for clinical trial results disclosures."

Early feedback from users who previewed the service was very positive with one top pharmaceutical team rating the service 10/10 for ease of use and speed.

Another team estimated that they would save up to eight hours per study on data entry alone by using TrialScope’s Convert service.

TrialScope CEO Mike Forgash said: "Our free EudraCT conversion service will help clinical trial sponsors realise time and resource savings not only by alleviating redundant data entry, but also by leveraging the quality assurance and review processes for data that has already been approved for disclosure in the US.

"The conversion will also ensure alignment of the data across registries, which is a significant compliance challenge for most global sponsors."