The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Introduction to Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs)

Gain the foundational knowledge clinical research professionals need to implement digital health components in clinical trials.

This self-paced course introduces the concept of Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs) before exploring common DCT approaches, the advantages and challenges of DCT implementation, and tools and considerations for implementing decentralized components in clinical trials.

Upon completion of this training program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain DCT and how it applies to the future of clinical research.
  • Demonstrate the most-common types of DCT approaches.
  • Examine the advantages and challenges of DCT implementation.
  • Analyze factors of consideration for incorporating DCT in clinical trials.
  • Understand DCT tools and their possible implementation.

This course helps clinical researchers of all types build competency in Clinical Trial Operations (GCPs), Data Management and Informatics, Study and Site Management, and Scientific Concepts and Research Design. Explore Competencies >

Approved for 1.5 ACRP Contact Hours | Available 1 Year from Enrollment Date

Published: July 17, 2023

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Delivering on the Promise of Decentralized Trials: Unexpected Perspectives from Clinical Research Professionals

This special report documents members’ and stakeholders’ perspectives on the realities of implementing decentralized approaches at sites.

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Decentralized Clinical Trials: Perspectives for Clinical Research Professionals

This white paper assesses the significant implications of how decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) leverage digital technologies to interact remotely with trial participants.

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In the DCT Journey, Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining >

This recorded webinar explores some of the advantages and takeaways learned from the introduction, implementation, and adoption of DCTs. Panelists discuss how they operationalized some of these key takeaways in areas of budgets, contract language, remote monitoring practices, virtual visits, and more.

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