Chronic Over-Reporting of Clinical Trial Results Wastes Time and Money

When it comes to reporting ongoing data updates in clinical trials, less is sometimes more, according to Lynn Meyer, CCRP, president of IntegReview IRB in Austin, Texas. “There’s a lot of wasted energy spent on over-reporting ongoing trial results,” she says. Unnecessary reporting to institutional review boards (IRBs) can cost an extra $5,000 per site, […]

The Shifting Burden of Technology

The phrase “technology solution” begs the question: A solution for whom? A 2016 global survey of 252 sites by CenterWatch and ACRP explored the impact of technology and advanced the discussion in the May issue of CenterWatch Monthly. The response from a majority of sites discussing their experiences with technology was not flattering. Site concerns […]

Study Questions Efficacy of Wearable Health Monitoring Devices

FitBit’s heart monitor wearable device miscalculated heart rates by nearly 20 beats per minute during strenuous workouts, says a new study by researchers at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The study was commissioned by Lieff Cabraser, a law firm behind a class action suit alleging that FitBit products using the PurePulse heart monitor do not […]

Change is in the Air: Part III

This is the third installment in a series on changes coming to the clinical research enterprise from John Neal, CPA, BS, CRSP, founder and CEO of PCRS Network, LLC, and member of the ACRP Board of Trustees. Prediction 3: My third prediction is made up of two parts, which are: the process by which sites […]

CTTI: Chronic Clinical Trial Recruitment Issues Crush Recruitment Results

Failure to address clinical trial recruitment issues at the outset continues to plague sites, according to the findings of a new task force. Result? Nearly 40% of clinical trials fail to meet recruitment goals, says Elizabeth Mahon, JD, associate director of Global Clinical Operations – U.S., Janssen R&D. “Recruitment planning too often is an afterthought,” […]