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Medix Clinical Research, ACRP Host Training Boot Camp

Medix Clinical Research, a team within Medix focused on workforce solutions for clinical trials, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) hosted an educational boot camp May 1-5. The inaugural Clinical Research Coordinator Boot Camp, the first in a quarterly series of trainings, was aimed at addressing the workforce shortages negatively affecting clinical research […]

Anne Zielinski, Vice President for Technology Alliances, Bioclinica

Sites Hope Technology Benefits are Poised to Turn Their Way

After a long wait, some clinical research enterprise experts are seeing a shift in how technology is used at the site level. In the past, technology was mostly used to record data and focused on sponsors, says Anne Zielinski, vice president for technology alliances at Bioclinica. “That was the situation for more than a decade” […]

Sloppy Quality Management Programs Spell Trouble Down the Line

“We’re always talking about quality, but it’s more than a buzzword,” says Wendy Troccio, a trial regulations and compliance expert based in Chicago. The difference today? More and more trial practitioners “realize you have to have a plan based on standards and federal regulations,” she explains. That said, any effective program must be tailored to […]

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FDA/NIH Final Protocol Template Could Boost Trial Efficiency

A year in the making, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) just unveiled a final version of a template for investigators to use when organizing clinical trial protocols. Calling it a roadmap for conducting a trial, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Peter Marks, MD, noted that […]

USA Today Supplement on Clinical Trials

Creating a New Standard to Improve Competence in Clinical Research

Clinical research is the focus of a May 2017 USA Today supplement. ACRP Executive Director Jim Kremidas is the featured author of “Creating a New Standard to Improve Competence in Clinical Research,” which highlights efforts to standardize competence and career paths in clinical research. Download Supplement Source: USA Today, via MediaPlanet