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Research Compliance: Intellectual Property—Protecting Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

Among the enumerated powers granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution is the power to “promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”1 Intellectual property rights balance the incentive for innovative thought and creative expression […]

Key Considerations for Social Media Recruitment Platforms

Through a variety of social media platforms, the Internet offers access to a relatively large and untapped pool of potential clinical trial participants. The Pew Research Center’s January 2013 survey on Internet & American Life concluded that 72% of adults have searched for health-related information at least once during the past year.1 In the context […]

What Does the Future of Phase III Clinical Trials Look Like in a Population Health Model?

Population health management strategies can change the way clinical care reaches patients. These approaches take into account the interaction among health outcomes, determinants, and policy interventions to impact the health of both individuals and communities.1,2 By including population-level components like health assessments, health promotion, and outcome management, an effective population health model can ensure specific […]