Dr. Kelly Willenberg, Kelly Willenberg & Associates

Building a Better Site Budget is Key to Ensuring Trial Success

As if the ethical, medical, and logistical complexities of conducting safe and efficient clinical trials that deliver high-quality data to sponsors weren’t enough for study site staff to handle by themselves, just add in the stresses and complications of budgeting for the studies if you want some real challenges. With ensuring that a solid clinical […]

Susan Romberg, Vice President for Global Clinical Development in North America, Chiltern

Is the CRC Job Structure Falling Behind the Times?

This is not your grandfather’s clinical research coordinator (CRC). “It’s time industry adopted a competency structure to reflect the new demands on CRCs,” Beth Harper, BS, MBA, workforce innovation officer at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) told attendees of the 2018 Quality Congress in Oxon Hill, Md., today (April 27), hosted by ACRP […]

Patricia Leuchten

Site Voices Critical to Improving Clinical Trials

Without meaningful input from study site leaders, it will be very difficult to advance clinical trial quality and efficacy, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Executive Director Jim Kremidas told attendees of the ACRP-Avoca Quality Consortium (AQC) 2018 Quality Congress in Oxon Hill, Md., today. “We must have sites engaged for this to really work,” […]

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Clinical Trial Quality is a Shared Responsibility

President Harry Truman famously put a sign on his Oval Office desk declaring that “The buck stops here.” It might be time for clinical trial practitioners to take a page out of Truman’s book, suggests David Vulcano, LCSW, MBA, CIP, RAC, vice president for research compliance and integrity within the Clinical Services Group of HCA […]

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Better Communication Between Sites and Sponsors/CROs Can Speed Trials, Cut Costs

Better communication between sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs) can improve clinical trial quality “from start to finish,” says Jeff Kingsley, DO, MBA, CPI, FACRP, chief executive officer at IACT Health and immediate past chair of the Association Board of Trustees for ACRP. For example: Many potential protocol design problems can be nipped in […]