Hiring, Upskilling, and Retaining Quality Talent for Clinical Trials

Clinical Researcher—November 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 9) GOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICE Rocco Raffo; Taylor Crook   The U.S. life sciences sector in 2019 continues to be a leading driver of significant economic gains for the country, representing 2.1 million jobs across 82,300 companies last year. Buoyed by strong spending on research and development, the rise […]

Straightening Out Those Sideways Career Entries

Clinical Researcher—November 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 9) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Jim Kremidas   I recently had the opportunity to watch some fascinating—and inspiring—interviews with members of ACRP’s Northern California chapter. Enthusiastic participants talked about the importance of clinical research to them as a career, both personally and professionally. Over and over, I heard uplifting stories […]

Leverage Infographics to Maintain Strong Patient Connections During Trials

The seemingly inevitable rise of hybrid or outright virtual clinical trials with minimal or no patient site visits presents clinical trial professionals with a classic case of threat and opportunity, experts say. On the positive side, virtual trials add a flexibility to attract new potential participants and sources of data such as that gleaned from […]

Show SOPs Respect to Improve Clinical Trial Results

To paraphrase comedian Rodney Dangerfield, standard operating procedures (SOPs) don’t get any respect. They can be tedious and time-consuming to develop, and tough to implement and maintain. Plus, they’re usually not a priority unless a regulator shows up in the waiting room. “We know they’re important,” says Edye T. Edens, JD, MA, CIP, CCRP, senior […]