Sponsors Want to Hear from Sites—With Evidence

Sites, especially smaller and newer ones, don’t like to challenge sponsors during a clinical trial, and that’s understandable, says Melissa Holbrook, MSN, NP, vice president for operations with Velocity Clinical Research. “Sites are not always comfortable pushing back, especially after they’ve opened a trial for enrollment,” she notes. It’s also unfortunate, she stresses. Frank, two-way […]

Is There a Compelling Business Case for CTMS?

Many clinical trial practices lose as much as 10% of potential revenue due to inaccurate, lost, or missing charges, says Noelle Gaskill, vice president for research operations with SignalPath. Clinical trial operations are “leaving money on the table” by failing to capture revenue—and part of the problem stems from relying on weak technology packages that […]

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Templates, Checklists Surprisingly Powerful Tools in Clinical Research

Templates and checklists might not sound like the most powerful tools in the arsenal of good clinical trial performance, but don’t tell that to Christine Senn, PhD, CCRC, CPI, ACRP-CP, FACRP, CSM, Chief Implementation and Operations Officer for IACT Health. Harnessed properly, such tools do nothing less than “free you up to do the job […]

Shrinking Clinical Trial Workforce Puts Pressure on Industry

The demand for clinical trials is growing as the pool of clinical research associates (CRAs) and other professionals is shrinking. It’s a stubborn problem threatening the very quality of trials and undermining the opportunity to bring more innovative drugs and devices to vulnerable patients. However, far from being some absolute law of workforce physics, it’s […]

The Medical University of South Carolina Joins ACRP ‘Partners in Workforce Advancement’ Initiative

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes The Medical University of South Carolina to the ACRP ‘Partners in Workforce Advancement’ (PWA) initiative. PWA is a groundbreaking new initiative to expand the clinical research workforce by bringing together a broad coalition of clinical research stakeholders focused on creating a sustainable workforce for the future. “We […]