Staff at clinical trial sites can “take it to the next level” by more effectively preparing for a sponsor’s pre-study visit, says clinical research consultant Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe, LVN, CCRA. In essence, it’s a job interview, and should be afforded the same time and attention smart job applicants devote when pursuing new employment opportunities. While the […]
This is the fourth installment in a series on patient centricity in clinical trials (here are the first, second, and third in the series). Last time, we discussed a recent survey in which 88% of patients were at least somewhat willing to engage with researchers as they design trials. This installment focuses on some ways […]
Clinical research impacts many areas of any organization in which it is conducted, but the impact often goes unnoticed, says Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA, chief strategy officer for GuideStar Clinical Trials Management. “You need to brag about [research because] it brings strategic value, quality value, and financial value” to the organization, adds Trainor-Thomas, who is also […]
In medical research, the theory of “if you build it, they will come” doesn’t always hold true. To ensure patient participation in their studies, researchers must consider the patient’s perspective from protocol design to trial completion. This is the third in a series on patient centricity in clinical trials. (Here are the first and second […]
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