When things go wrong during a clinical trial, retraining of staff is often the go-to response to correct the problem. But rather than using training as a band-aid for every protocol deviation that occurs, organizations would be better served by investing up-front in...
remote training and performance management
of virtual and hybrid clinical trial sites.
Bringing Protocols to Life to Reduce Site and Patient Burdens
In a world where clinical trials are growing larger and protocols more complex, it’s increasingly important that study sponsors make sure to get their protocols right from the start to avoid unwanted delays or cost overruns due to mistakes, deviations or even just...
3 Steps for Reducing Costs and Errors in Clinical Trials
Clinical trial costs are trending upward, driven by a variety of factors, such as increasing trial complexity and rising travel costs for training, meetings and monitoring. While some of these factors are largely fixed, costs can be controlled by focusing on areas...
Developing Protocols For Patient-Centricity
The only sure way to ensure that sponsors can ensure their clinical trial protocols are truly patient-centric is to design that focus into the protocol from the start, using a protocol optimization method such as Pro-ficiency’s Pro-Active Protocol solution.
Simplifying Training Analysis with Pro-ficiency’s New Admin Dashboard
Pro-ficiency has launched an upgrade to our clinical training platform’s Admin Dashboard to provide a single location to view real-time statistics. Our goal? Faster, easier and more intuitive access to key analytics describing both individual and site-wide performance in study protocol training for the dashboard accompanying Pro-ficiency’s training modules.
Embrace Innovation to Dodge Rising Trial Costs
The cost of conducting a clinical trial has been rising in recent years and that trend shows no signs of abating anytime soon. And that means that the clinical research industry needs to overcome its traditional resistance to change and adopt innovations that can save...
Decentralized Clinical Trials: Balancing Patient and Site Needs
Decentralized clinical trials (DCTs), including hybrid studies, have become the latest trend in pursuit of more patient-centric trials. But the full value of DCT methods and technologies may be dependent upon specific patient characteristics and individual site capabilities. Rather than assuming that use of DCT methods is beneficial to all patients, for instance, sponsors and research sites might do better to look closely at their specific patient cohorts to determine what individuals in those groups truly need.
Selecting a Study-Specific Protocol Training Strategy
“The right tool for the right job” is a saying that applies in many situations across many industries. When it comes to clinical protocol training, research sites and sponsors need to determine what their ultimate goals are to correctly identify the best training...
Reducing Study Team Burden With Shorter Training
Shorter training is an ever-present item near the top of nearly all clinical research site wish lists. The time and energy needed for training is among the many drains that researchers complain about, and the one that clinical trial sponsors have the greatest control...
3 Barriers Preventing Clinical Trial Innovation
Although adoption of clinical trial innovations have seen a rapid adoption in the world over the last decade, organizations that lag in adopting new technology and new ways of doing things are more common than not in the clinical research industry. A recent survey by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) indicated that innovations in the clinical trial arena take nearly six years to adopt.