Northwell Health Joins ACRP’s Clinical Research ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes Northwell Health as the latest member of the ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’ (WISC). The WISC is a collaborative partnership of private and public stakeholders working to improve clinical trial quality and respond to changes impacting the workforce by providing oversight for needed standardization activities. The partnership has […]

Public Skepticism on Vaccines, Healthcare Industry Affects Trials, Too

As clinical trials grow ever more complex, practitioners increasingly struggle to communicate clearly with participants before, during, and after the long process. The problem is only getting worse, says Jennifer Cook, MPH, a senior medical writer with the Duke Clinical Research Institute. “The gulf between research and the public is widening constantly, and you only […]

Human Factor Key to Successful Clinical Trial Operations

Cynical, cigar-chomping baseball managers or jaded political campaign hacks might disagree, but nice guys (and women) definitely don’t finish last when it comes to working on clinical trials. Fresh off a survey of 23 active enrolling sites, that message is coming through loud and clear to Mary Sophy Yohannan, MBBS, CCRC, a clinical research associate […]

Rutgers School of Health Professions Faculty Joins ACRP’s Clinical Research ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes Rutgers School of Health Professions Biopharma Educational Initiative’s Doreen W. Lechner, PhD as the latest member of the ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’ (WISC). The WISC is a collaborative partnership of private and public stakeholders working to improve clinical trial quality and respond to changes impacting the workforce […]

Don’t Undervalue Site Monitoring Visit Reports

Site monitoring visit reports are something of an Achilles heel in the documentation of clinical trials, says Roslyn Hennessey, PA, MS, a project manager at Westat. “When we’re talking about documentation in clinical trials, we are usually talking about source documents,” Hennessey says. Obviously, those, too, are critically important, “but we don’t really talk specifically […]