Top 10 List: Abstract Management System

Not all Abstract Management Systems are created equally. Below you can read the top 10 features your Abstract Management Software should include to help increase submitter and staff productivity, according to CTI Meeting Technology.


1. Integration. Your Abstract Management System shoudl itnegrade with the leading Association Management Sytstems for Single Sign-On functionality that eliminates the burden of re-entering profile or disclosure information.

2. Flexible Configuration. It should conform to your customary workflow and business rules.

3. Cloud Storage. With GDPR in Europe, data must be in cloud servers that are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield with mandated layers of securty protecting access.

4. Easy Submitter Log in and Log Out. Give your submitters the chance to log out and take steps out of order until completion, as most don't have time to sit through each step of submission from beginning to end.

5. Data Validation. Your Abstract Submission forms should have the capability to automatically correct or delete data that's entered without following your rules or requirments. 

6. Report Builders. On-demand tools that administrative staff can use to create reports from virutally any data field in your systems should be included.

7. Conflict of Interest Collection. The research world has been shaken by revelations about prominent scientists who have not adequately discloed their relationships with corporate backers. It is now essential for every Abstract Management System to colelct this vital information where applicable.

8. Staff Administration. Some tools could include extending deadlines for Abstract Reviews, updating a disclosure, swapping out speakers in a session, or making a last-minute room change.

9. Faculty Volunteer Session Building Tools. Your System should allow volunteers, like session organisers and chairs to assist in building out the sessions.

10. Data Mining. Access to a Data Mart - a server warehouse that can store the voluminous information necessary for deep analystics, helps to then see trends that are not apparent in just one or two meetings.


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