Academic medical centers face multiple hurdles to attracting a well-trained workforce of clinical research professionals (CRPs), with a lack of competency-based job descriptions and standardization across and within institutions. These stand in the way of successful recruitment, onboarding and retention.
In a recent three-year period, more than 40% of active principal investigators in the United States conducted just one industry-sponsored pharmaceutical clinical trial, the authors of a forthcoming article for ACRP’s Clinical Researcher journal report.
We need to take a careful look at how best to evaluate, implement, and re-evaluate technology use at all stages of the trial and patient journey. This will inform a technology strategy to help leverage platforms to work for our site staff rather than against them.
A high-performing quality culture—based on established values, traditions, procedures, and expectations that promote continuous quality improvement—should be a goal for all stakeholders.
To better understand the current site landscape and the top challenges sites are facing, WCG created the 2023 Clinical Research Site Challenges Survey Report, in addition to recommendations for sites, sponsors, and CROs to better address study needs and the needs of the sites conducting those studies.