How Can Real-World Data Support Clinical Trials and Medical Research?

Clinical Researcher—January 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 1) PEER REVIEWED Manfred Stapff, MD, PhD; Jennifer Stacey       Drug development is a long and complex process. A drug’s life cycle is not limited to the results of clinical trials in Phase I through Phase IV—it also includes research about the cause and natural history of […]

Risk-Based Strategies and Technology: Streamlining Site Activities

Clinical Researcher—January 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 1) PEER REVIEWED Emily Palmisano Holliday, MACPR; Mary Raber Johnson, PhD, RAC       In the past several years, clinical trials have continued to increase in number and complexity. Site infrastructure must acclimate to technology and create adaptive coping methods to meet these demands.{1} Resource adaptation within changing […]

Opinion: A Futurist View on the Use of Technology in Clinical Trials

Clinical Researcher—January 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 1) PEER REVIEWED Takoda H. Roland, CCRP, CCRA, CNA       The clinical research organization (CRO) I work for doesn’t provide source documentation for studies, so every site we work with does things a bit differently. The variations in source data formats and quality create inconsistencies in data […]

Hindsight, Foresight, and Coming Full Circle

Clinical Researcher—January 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 1) CAREERS—PASSING IT ON Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe, LVN, CCRA       My formative years in clinical research were guided by the wise words of my first clinical research associate (CRA) manager: “Clinical research is the biggest small world in which you will ever work. Don’t burn bridges. Always be […]