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Embrace Innovation to Dodge Rising Trial Costs

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: 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

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

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

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.

Pro-ficiency’s Commitment to Customer Service

Pro-ficiency’s Commitment to Customer Service

Good customer service starts with a great product. Without that foundation—a product that is reliable and meets client needs precisely—it doesn’t matter how well and quickly customer service can address problems. In other words, a product with a bug count of zero and...

Reducing Study Team Burden with Targeted Training

Reducing Study Team Burden with Targeted Training

Booming administrative tasks, customized technology systems and redundant certification and training requirements are among the primary factors that clinical research staff say eats up time better spent with patients and adds excessive burden—often uncompensated—to study teams. Tailoring training to both the protocol not only will better assure a sponsor that each employee at a site is getting exactly the training they need, but it will save research staff the time burden of going through training they don’t need.

Mitigating Study Risk With Performance Analytics

Mitigating Study Risk With Performance Analytics

Research sites are turning to various types of performance metrics to support risk-based management of clinical trials. “The first step in proactive data monitoring is to identify what is possible to mitigate, eliminate, and accept,” Hughes wrote. “This all forms part of various plans, including those for data, training, monitoring, statistical analysis, safety, medical monitoring, quality, and other functional plans.”

Correcting Site Enrollment In 3 Steps

Correcting Site Enrollment In 3 Steps

Patient enrollment is a common subject of discussion among both sponsors and research sites. Challenges to enrollment can be myriad, and the root causes are hard to pin down. But effective enrollment is critical to the ultimate success of any clinical trial, and there...

Reducing Protocol Deviations With Training-Based Metrics

Reducing Protocol Deviations With Training-Based Metrics

Protocol deviations can have a detrimental effect on new drug development, adding to costs and time to clinical trials and even putting the acceptability of data generated during a study at risk. Despite this, protocol deviations seem to be viewed as just part of...

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