A Perspective on the Current State of Clinical Research Education and Training

Clinical Researcher—November 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 9) PEER REVIEWED Joseph M. Bocchino, EdD; Joan Butler, EdD, MS; Beth Harper, MBA, BS (OT)   The following review of the literature addressing the current state of education within the clinical research profession was undertaken to ascertain directions in which the profession and its supporting educators may be […]

Three Ways Site-Centric Solutions Streamline Study Execution

Clinical Researcher—November 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 9) SPECIAL FEATURE Anna Argyris, MA, CCRP   It is an ongoing problem for the clinical research enterprise that the ever-growing layers of complexity involved in conducting clinical trials make it harder for sites to work efficiently and collaborate with sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) across their studies. […]

Career Advice from Research Veterans, Part 1: Focusing on the Fundamentals

Clinical Researcher—November 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 9) SPECIAL FEATURE Collected by Michael Causey, Editor-in-Chief   To say the state of clinical research is in flux is something of an understatement. A global pandemic has changed our professional and personal lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of 2020. At the same time, […]

Clinical Research Systems and ROI: Cumulative Burdens Tip the Scales in Favor of Integration

Clinical Researcher—November 2020 (Volume 34, Issue 9) GOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICE Erin L. Pennington   Clinical trial management systems (CTMSs) and electronic institutional review board (eIRB) systems have been staples in the information technology (IT) landscape of research organizations and supporting the operations for clinical trials and local IRB offices for more than a decade. Despite […]