NIHI Information Technology

With multiple concurrent web-based trials being conducted worldwide, NIHI has invested in mission-critical information technology systems to ensure reliable, fully secure systems availability 24-hours a day. 

Our web-based clinical trial management and randomisation systems are housed in a purpose-built computer centre with UPS and emergency generator power protection. Our systems are manned and monitored 24-hours a day and physical access is strictly controlled by card authentication.

In the data centre advanced HVAC and fire suppression systems are deployed to protect our information systems infrastructure and customer data. Multiple high-speed Internet circuits provide redundancy and failover.

The NIHI operates fully secure web servers protected by 128-bit SSL encryption for end-to-end protection of confidential data. The NIHI uses Oracle as the SQL database of choice. The Unit has its own internal IT team with its own programmers and engineers. Participant registration and data collection for each trial takes place via authenticated access to a central dedicated study website. If required, Randomisation and Unblinding is available 24x7 via the appropriate secure website.