Tom Krohn, Chief Development Officer, Antidote

Patient Centricity in Clinical Trials: When Searching is a Struggle

It’s no secret—it’s not easy for a patient to find a relevant clinical study. Heck, it isn’t easy for a research pharmacist like me to help a patient find a relevant trial; yet, patients and caregivers are looking. ClinicalTrials.gov serves almost 200 million page views/month, and that does not count the number of times it […]

Data

Tufts Study Highlights Trial Data Woes

Rising piles of data amassed in clinical trials are contributing to longer development times and straining technical and integration capabilities for clinical data management staff, according to a recently completed analysis by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD). Despite improvements and enhancements in data management technologies supporting clinical trials, during the […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

Executive Director’s Message: All Hands in On Patient Recruitment and Retention

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Jim Kremidas [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4006] It’s no accident that our first issue of Clinical Researcher in 2018 is focused on patient engagement. Patients are the driving force behind clinical trials. Identifying the right patients, recruiting them, and retaining them for the duration of a trial are […]

Gary Cramer headshot

Managing Editor’s Message: If We Build it, Will They Even Notice?

Clinical Researcher—January 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 1) MANAGING EDITOR’S MESSAGE Gary W. Cramer [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4005] Although it does not appear in these exact words in any of the articles or columns making up this issue, the sentiment that kept coming to my mind as I collected and edited them was the infamous (albeit paraphrased) quote […]

Barnett International

Barnett: Are You a QUALIFIED Clinical Research Professional?

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT The term qualified is the guiding standard for a clinical research professional’s work assignments.1 Webster’s dictionary defines “qualified” as “being 'competent’ to perform the assigned work, duty, function, or task.” Given our healthcare industry roots, competency-based training for clinical research professionals is based on the model used to train healthcare professionals (e.g., […]