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Data Processing and Quality Assurance The Swiss-AF cohort complies with all legal requirements. The local study coordinators and investigators work in close collaboration with the Swiss-AF data managers and provide information about enrolled patients and all recent data by a constantly monitored web-based portal «SecuTrial» hosted by the Clinical Trial Unit Basel (CTU). Written information about the Swiss-AF cohort study and written informed consent is obtained from all listed patients before any study procedure is carried out. All data are entered into anonymized patient-specific online case report forms (CRFs) and are electronically transferred to a central database system located at the University Hospital Basel as the coordinating centre.

Standard Operating

Procedures (SOPs)

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) ensure the working standards, address legal aspects of consent handling, EKG- and MRI-measurement, bio-sampling and updating of the Swiss-AF cohort infrastructure. In accordance with the rules of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), regular quality audits and written reports on data entry and data processing will be performed to enhance standardization of the study procedures and to continuously check data quality and completeness.

Study Overview

Data Processing and Quality Assurance