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NIH Affirms Importance of Diversity in Clinical Trial Workforce

Biomedical workforce diversity is critical to advancing clinical trial participation among underserved populations and improving the scientific quality of data for everyone, the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Dr. Marie Bernard, chief officer for workforce diversity, told attendees of a “Diversity & Inclusion Summit” sponsored by The Hill newspaper on October 14, 2021. “At […]

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Decentralized Clinical Trials Poised to Expand Their Reach

An understanding of human nature suggests that in a post-COVID-19 era for clinical trials, the pendulum may temporarily swing away from the increased adoption of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) and hybrid approaches that we’ve been witnessing and revert to something more closely resembling the traditional, in-person trial conduct practitioners and patients had been used to […]

Sites Key to Successfully Advancing Decentralized Clinical Trials

As it enthusiastically embraces aspects of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs), the drug and device development industry is running the risk of “leapfrogging over [study] sites and forgetting about them as a key stakeholder” in the enterprise, says Mary Costello, Head of the Site and Investigator Network, Medable.