Craig Lipset Pfizer's Head of Clinical Innovation
ProofPilot is led by a team of innovators who are creating an oasis for us by working to fix real challenges we face when testing new treatments.
The core of ProofPilot is powerful web-based software developed over five years in consultation with leading researchers across multiple fields. The software has wide-ranging applications and is especially effective when supporting longitudinal research as it has in numerous recent studies conducted by academic institutions, government and public health entities, and consumer brands.
In contrast to traditional research methods, the ProofPilot application empowers researchers to ask complex questions and gather evidence quickly and easily. In addition to making research more enjoyable and productive, ProofPilot is flexible and adaptable – it accommodates a large and ever-expanding set of interventions and data collection tools.
Of course, conclusive research rests on strong participant engagement and retention. Unlike any other tool available to date, ProofPilot delivers to participants a well-designed and enjoyable experience of the kind provided by the very best online tools (including shopping, banking and social media applications).
Collaboration and data security are cornerstones of the research process, and ProofPilot provides for both. The user may easily invite colleagues both internal and external to help create and manage a study. And military-grade data security, dual factor authentication and redundancies protect sensitive data – IRBs worldwide have reviewed ProofPilot’s methodologies.
ProofPilot allows a researcher’s work to be guided by curiosity not by concerns about protocol deviation, software and storage, data security, logistics or incentive distribution. When combined with experienced customer support and access to various partners ready to assist, the ProofPilot application becomes an indispensable tool.
ProofPilot was built to ease the heavy administrative burdens created by multiple interactions with study participants over time. Study events of all types are delivered to participants automatically, email and other reminders are sent automatically, rewards are distributred automatically, and so on.
ProofPilot makes it easy for anyone to set up a scientifically-valid study quickly with step-by-step instructions guiding the user from study question to study launch. Simply fill out the fields provided – complete with helpful tips to guide new researchers – to build your study.
ProofPilot is a central location where all collaborators for a single project can log in and view the study as it is being constructed and later when it is being managed. The project head is able to easily invite collaborators without leaving the application, set roles and permissions, and review the activities of everyone involved.
ProofPilot makes rewarding participants easy by allowing the researcher to select from a large array of gifts cards and promotional codes which are sent out upon completion of the associated task (and subsequent approval by the researcher). A number of convenient funding methods are available, none of which includes buying stacks of gift cards and locking them up in your office.
Everything about the ProofPilot system recognizes the central role participants play in good research and the well-designed experience they deserve for sharing their data. Participants in a ProofPilot-supported study are treated to an attractive and intuitive interface, conscientious outreach including tailored reminders, rapidly distributed awards, and generally greater information flow regarding the study than has been provided traditionally.
ProofPilot welcomes the chance to work with you to integrate the technologies of your choice, if they aren’t already part of the intervention set offered. ProofPilot has procurement relationships enabling the distribution of devices and tools directly to participants, and ProofPilot developers will work to ensure the data from those devices can be collected and displayed to you within the ProofPilot system.
ProofPilot is maintained by a team well-versed in the potential risks of collecting data online and storing it electronically (and the regulatory requirements around these issues). ProofPilot’s practices constitute a rigorous approach to safeguarding participant privacy and data security. These practices include military-grade data encryption, multi-server multi-location data back-up, and highly secure login and password policies.