About us

Our Story

DocuTrial was created by the team at Sentral Clinical Research Services led by Dr. William Dirkes, a board certified anesthesiologist with experience in hospital, central IRB and clinical site administration. He was Department Chair at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and then Vice-President of Medical Affairs where he oversaw the implementation of electronic medical records.  It was then that he began thinking about the possibility of a simpler, more flexible and intuitive platform that would be better suited for clinicians and provide a better experience for patients.  After 2 years as COO of an IRB Bill started his own research sites in 2010, called Sentral Clinical Research Services.

There he developed the Docutrial prototype.  The staff were trained on a Monday and started taking patients for a new study on Tuesday.  By Friday his staff came to him unsolicited and asked if they could put all their studies on the new platform!  By Monday all the other studies were loaded and ready to go!

Docutrial has been used in over 150 studies and no sponsor has ever rejected a site request to use Docutrial as their data management platform.


Why DocuTrial is Different from the Rest

It’s our goal to transform the way clinical research is done by providing a 100% paper-free process. When you use DocuTrial for your research documentation, you will get both your source documents and Investigator Site Files (ISFs) stored electronically, in a single place.

The Benefits of Using an E-source

Instead of a cumbersome ordeal that requires the physical storage of paper documents, frequent traveling for CROs, and the costs that go along with these things, DocuTrial allows you to view information remotely and at any time. This allows you the ability to identify and correct problems earlier, evaluate employee performance remotely, and save on travel costs. The benefits are clear. DocuTrial is designed to be more convenient and effective than traditional, physical binders, and we hope to pave the way to a new and better era of clinical research.