Paul Evans, PhD, President and CEO, Velocity Clinical Research

Put Some Muscle Where Your Mouth Is

Clinical Researcher—November 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 9) CHAIR’S MESSAGE Paul Evans, PhD   It is encouraging to see and hear how much attention has been devoted to promoting diversity in the clinical trial patient population and workforce by ACRP, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and others across the industry in recent months. You cannot […]

Revised Clinical Trial Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic May Benefit Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new rules and expectations for clinical trials. Following guidance from federal agencies, institutions such as UT Southwestern (UTSW) adjusted clinical trial operations. To protect patient safety, changes such as utilizing remote consents, conducting telehealth study visits, and shipping oral study treatment to patients' homes have streamlined the clinical trial […]

Workforce Training Key to Future Clinical Trial Success

Tools and technology are vital to raising the clinical trial performance bar, experts who gathered for the latest segments of the Virtual ACRP 2020 conference agreed last week, but the foundation for any successful effort comes down to well-trained and motivated personnel. “Being a clinical trial professional isn’t easy, but it’s very rewarding and very […]

Technology Takes the Spotlight in Clinical Trial Operations

“Everyone recognizes the need for change,” says Jim Reilly, vice president for research and development strategy at Veeva Systems. “It’s time to automate, simplify, and digitize information sharing between sites and sponsors.” Today’s methods are still incredibly outmoded, with 40% of sites and sponsors still using paper to share information, he adds. Based on a […]