Steven Ziemba, PhD, CCRC, CPI, FACRP, Associate Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

Why Clinical Trials Shouldn’t be Run as a Sideline Business

Healthcare providers, especially community-based providers, too often approach clinical research as a sideline business—to the detriment of patient safety and financial reward, says Steven Ziemba, PhD, CCRC, CPI, FACRP, lead IRB reviewer and assistant professor at Northcentral University. Instead, clinical research should be its own service line, Ziemba says. “It requires resources in and of […]

Barry Lake, CEO, Devana Solutions, LLC

Consolidation Trend Pressures Independent CROs to Refocus Strategy

An ongoing industry consolidation of contract research organizations (CROs) whose services are used by large drug manufacturers is a significant trend that will only increase in the days to come, says Barry Lake, chief executive officer at Devana Solutions, LLC. Sponsors are putting pressure on CROs to be more efficient as they also seek to […]

Claire Sears, Director of Product Communications, DrugDev

Survey Spotlights Trends in Technology Uptake for Clinical Trials

A survey conducted by DrugDev provides an interesting snapshot of global technology adoption in clinical trials. Broadly speaking, it suggests everybody wants to use more technology in their trials, but they aren’t always sure the other guy is interested. “The top reason why sites don’t use [electronic trial] apps is because they weren’t asked,” says […]

Nandini Nayar, Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations, Antidote

Site-Based Clinical Trial Recruitment: How Can We Address Challenges?

This article is the second in a series on patient centricity in clinical trials (first in series). It’s no secret that recruiting patients for clinical trials can be difficult. Average people aren’t well-informed about what it means to be in a clinical trial, nor how to find one for which they may qualify. Patients tend […]

Fewer People Will to Participate in Clinical Trials

Why Do So Many Potential Patients Remain Wary of Clinical Trial Participation?

The number of potential patients who call themselves “very willing” to participate in a clinical trial has continued to drop between 2013 and 2017, according to a new survey from The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). Generally, people from South America, Europe, and Asia were less willing to participate. Younger […]