Change is in the Air: 18 Predictions about the Future of Clinical Trials

This is the first of an ongoing series offering predictions of future changes to the clinical research landscape by John Neal, CPA, BS, CRCP, founder and CEO of PCRS Network, LLC, and member of the ACRP Board of Trustees. You can almost smell it; Change is coming to the clinical research enterprise! At the ACRP […]

FDA’s Califf: Clinical Research ‘Critical’ to Promoting Public Health

Now more than ever, the work of clinical researchers is “absolutely critical” to identifying and vetting potential life-saving drugs and devices, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf told attendees of the recent ACRP 2016 Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. “What you’re doing in clinical research is giving us the information and […]

R Txt Messages Right 4 U and Your Site?

When using mobile technology for outreach to potential and active study subjects, “The important thing to remember about text messaging is that, even though it’s a one-to-many [method for study staff], it’s really one-to-one communication” as far as the participant is concerned, says Noel Chandler, CEO of Mosio. In a presentation today on “Mobile Technologies […]

5 Action Items to Accelerate the Professionalization of Clinical Research

Clinical research “used to be a lot less complex than it is today…[but] it’s no longer an industry that you can dabble in,” says Jeff Kingsley, DO, CPI, MBA, MS, FAAFP, CEO of SERRG. Presenting alongside Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, deputy executive director of ACRP, about “An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Next […]

Auditing Your Site’s Vendors, and Other Pointers for PIs Who are New to Research

When taking on sponsored clinical research projects at their study sites, principal investigators (PIs) both new to, and experienced with, such activity may want to prepare for the eventuality of having a study audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by, among many other steps, performing their own audits of the quality of […]