Can Clinical Trial Navigators Steer Industry Toward a Better Public Image?

“There’s a real need to reexamine the clinical trial workforce,” thought leader Jennifer Byrne told attendees of ACRP’s Southeast Regional Conference in Durham, N.C. yesterday (October 3). Plagued by chronic personnel churn and workforce shortages, the clinical trial industry is also grappling with a sometimes-skeptical public that’s either wary or unaware of clinical trials as […]

Speed of Change is Accelerating in Clinical Trials

Fasten your seatbelts, clinical trial practitioners, because you’re about to encounter some turbulence in the friendly skies. Whether it’s new regulatory demands, evolving patient expectations, or navigating a bewildering array of technologies promising to be the next big thing, the speed of change in the clinical trial industry has perhaps never been faster than it […]

New Book Applauds Clinical Trial Participants

With the perspective of a historian, long-time clinical trial thought leader Kenneth Getz has seen buzzwords and trends come and go. He’s just published the third edition of his popular book, “The Gift of Participation: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Volunteering for a Clinical Trial.” Clinical Researcher Editor-in-Chief Michael Causey talked with Getz […]

Kim Kundert, Vice President of Operations, VirTrial

New Technology Transforms Clinical Trial Landscape

You don’t need a crystal ball or tarot cards to see that so-called “virtual” or “hybrid” trials are part of the future when it comes to tomorrow’s clinical research landscape. “The technology is coming,” says Kim Kundert, RN, BSN, vice president of operations at VirTrial, LLC. “The time to get prepared is now.” Kundert cautions […]

Filip Matakovic, MedPoint Digital

Regulatory Binders: Your Path to Paperless

PAID MESSAGE - Save to PDF, print, copy, file, repeat. Sound familiar? For those handling and managing the regulatory documentation at clinical research sites, it's a common workflow full of paper and redundancy. Maintaining a Regulatory Binder is a task that hasn't changed much over the years. Stacks of documents, protocols, amendments, IRB approvals, correspondences, […]