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Barriers to Clinical Trial Enrollment: Focus on Underrepresented Populations

Barriers such as the sparsity of clinical trial sites in rural and underserved communities, inadequate patient reimbursement, and stringent inclusion/exclusion criteria hinder the enrollment of patients from diverse and underrepresented populations. This article outlines strategies for addressing some of the issues facing diversity enrollment, and is intended to stimulate conversation within the industry to ensure these barriers are addressed during the design and implementation of clinical trials.

Using Simulation to Teach Research

Identifying what simulation can achieve for educational and research objectives that other modalities cannot achieve is essential. This review discusses whether simulation can be used to teach the research process, keeping in mind that the value of simulation can’t be determined by randomized trials alone. A qualitative approach to assessing the value of teaching research via simulation adds a well-rounded perspective.

An Approach to a Benefit-Risk Framework

Recently, there has been a shift from qualitative assessments of drug safety toward a more quantitative approach. A quantitative framework is a method for arranging numerical data in a standardized format to assist in the decision-making process. Formalized evaluation of benefit and risk of harm is referred to as the benefit-risk framework (BRF), and has been structured in a variety of different ways. The lack of wide acceptance of a particular BRF underscores the significant challenges.
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Spring 2024 Certification Maintenance Regular Registration

Maintain your ACRP Certification by registering during the Spring 2024 registration window, April 16 – May 31, 2024. ACRP members save on recertification!


Upper Midwest Chapter: Collaborating for Success: Sites, CROs & Sponsors

Join the Upper Midwest Chapter for an in-person event exploring how sites, sponsors, and CROs can collaborate to address common challenges encountered during feasibility, implementing sponsor-delivered technologies, and negotiating budgets.


Suncoast Chapter: Unlocking FDA Guidelines: The Key to Decentralized Clinical Trials

Join the Suncoast Chapter for a virtual presentation exploring DCTs and the FDA guidelines that address them.


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