As leaders in the clinical research enterprise seek to expand the public’s understanding of clinical trials and their potential benefits for healthcare at the personal, community, and national levels, communications tactics cannot remain stuck at the one-on-one rate of physician referrals or patient recruiters reaching out to individual potential volunteers for real progress to be seen.
A first-of-its-kind toolkit has been unveiled for providing a common framework, tools, and best practices for uniform ethical review and approval of decentralized clinical trials, as well as a roadmap for their ethical conduct.
To grow and diversify the clinical research workforce, Merck recently offered a group of students an Early Talent Training Program designed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. The program aims to introduce students in high school and community college settings to the clinical research profession, offering a core research curriculum necessary to establish the knowledge base needed to enter the profession at an entry level.
To ensure clinical trial billing compliance, research professionals should inspect their program, measure risks, and assemble the team members who can make billing compliance better.
While the benefits that can accrue to one’s personal career development and networking trajectory from presenting at a major conference are noteworthy, they don’t stop there. Elisa Cascade, MBA, a member of the Conference Content Advisory Team that is building the program for the ACRP 2024 meeting, urges potential speakers to think about the knock-on effect a high-quality, memorable presentation can have for the reputations and visibility of the organizations they come from.