MMS is in the process of implementing (1) GAO's past recommendations to help identify missing royalty reports and monitor payors' changes to royalty data; (2) recommendations from the Royalty Policy Committee--a group empanelled by the Secretary of the Interior to provide advice on managing federal and Indian leases and revenues--to improve edit checks, monitor the quality of natural gas, revise gas valuation regulations, and improve coordination with BLM; and (3) other efforts on adding specific edits for sales prices and identifying discrepancies in volumes between operators and payors.
However, there are still questions over the legitimacy of data as it is transferred from one location to another through human data entry With Source Data Verification (SDV) and data management review through edit checks and listings, transcription errors are found throughout the conduct of a trial.
This joint solution includes: Custom edit checks, programmed workflows, and automated scoring at the point-of-care that prevent clerical errors and miscalculations; same day access to quality source data and documents for central monitoring by Cogstate's network of local expert advisors (LEADs), with custom flagging algorithms designed by clinical scientists for rapid identification of rater variance; rater training that incorporates rater guidance directly into the rating scale instrument used during the patient visit for more accurate, standardised administration; and a library of enhanced electronic scales ready for study-specific licensing and protocol customisation.
Electronic programming provides raters with extensive edit checks, applies edge conditions and configures sub- and aggregate-scoring and calculations which bring discordant data capture to the attention of the rater in real time to enable error correction.
Many different factors could play a role in influencing the eCRF design time metric: training and experience of the design staff, review process and cycle time, volume and complexity of edit checks, re-use of eCRF elements--such as edit checks and derivations--and more.