Agreement Meant to Encourage Cooperation Around Medical Device Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Threats

FDA, DHS Partner to Strengthen Medical Device Cybersecurity Program

Hoping to stay ahead of the curve, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced a memorandum of agreement to implement a new framework for greater coordination and cooperation between the two agencies for addressing cybersecurity in medical devices. “As innovation in medical devices advances and more […]

Christine Pierre, RN, Founder and President, SCRS, Former ACRP Board Chair

In Memoriam: Former ACRP Board of Trustees Chair Christine Pierre

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is mourning the passing from cancer on October 23 of Christine Pierre, RN, founder and president of the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and a former chair of the Association Board of Trustees (ABoT) and volunteer in other capacities for ACRP. An industry leader in the study […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

GIGO - or 'garbage in/garbage out' - was coined as a computer science term for the flawed output that comes from inputting flawed data. Over the years, the GIGO principle has been broadly applied to other areas of analysis where flawed logic impacts outcomes. Perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in a poorly designed […]

Technology

The Continual Challenge of Technology for Sites

There is a very real onslaught of technologies overwhelming investigative sites, which raises concerns as to whether site staffers have the expertise and comfort to work with all or even some of these tools. To understand what’s involved in becoming proficient in the expanding cadre of tools, and how they impact quality and conduct of […]

Paul Glimcher, CEO, Data Cubed

Gaming Technology Promises Improved Patient Recruitment, Retention

According to the “State of Online Gaming 2018” market research report, 32% of video game enthusiast respondents to an international survey said they would quit their job if they could support themselves as professional video gamers. While no one is expecting gamers to line up in droves to “play” in clinical trials, per se, some […]