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ATD Frequently Asked Questions

Use this section to get answers for questions you may have about ATD (ARM Trial Database).

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What is ATD?

ARM Trial Database is a relational database for storing and retrieving ARM trials based on standard ARM study definitions.
  • Store ARM trials and manage attachments in an SQL Server database.
  • Import trials from ATD into ARM to utilize all of ARM’s features.
  • Integrate directly with ARM ST to enhance defining of search criteria.

Can I benefit from ARM Trial Database?

ATD can benefit a variety of users. The two categories of users that ATD is best suited for are:
  • individuals
  • small companies or groups of researchers
The following table outlines the features of ATD that best suit each category of user. 
Feature Individual Small Company
Create customized, multi-trial reports X X
Manage thousands of trials in one location X X
Install the database on a local machine X  
Install the database on a shared Windows Server X X
Backup data in a single file X X
Common trial repository for multi-user access   X
Import trials directly into ARM X X
Access files in the database from ST criteria
selection screen
Auto-validation of trials (GEP/GLP) X X
Various permission levels for file access   X

Will ATD work with an existing database?

If you have an existing system, ATD may still be beneficial, depending on your specific situation.
Contact your GDM Representative to see what ATD can specifically do for you to supplement your existing system. 

How much does ATD cost?

Please contact your GDM Representative for information on pricing and availability.
  • ATD requires the most current ARM and ARM ST version.
  • Tiered pricing system based on number of ARM licensees exporting to the database.
  • Also available is an Access ATD database, with a Microsoft-imposed limitation of 2 GB storage, or approximately 2000 trials per database.
  • ATD support and updates are provided through a required annual maintenance fee.