You cannot have a clinical research site without having a Principal Investigator. In this video you can watch me as I call, live on camera, a physician who is interested in learning more about clinical trials after having responded to one of my advertisements online.
A hot item topic as of late in the clinical research industry is Principal Investigator oversight, or the lack thereof. In this 1 hour webinar, Chris and I discuss the truth about principal investigator oversight in clinical trials.
A big problem in the clinical research industry is duplicate patients being enrolled into the same study. In this video I discuss how clinical research sites can be proactive about ensuring that they are not enrolling a study participant that has or is currently participating in the same clinical trial at another research clinic.
In this video I discuss how contract research organizations choose which clinical research sites and Investigators will participate in their upcoming clinical trials.
In this video i discuss ways in which pharmaceutical drug manufacturers select their contract research organizations. I also attempt to demystify what an RFP is in the clinical research industry.
I once heard someone tell me that in clinical research, people don't get fired they just quit. There is always tremendous demand for talented individuals in this industry, and often times there is a great shortage of qualified workers in clinical trials. In this video I discuss how to keep leveling up in this industry if that is something you choose to do.
The are advantages and disadvantages in regards to working as a clinical research coordinator or other type of research position as a small or large research clinic. In this video I examine some of these comparisons and contrasts.
Should your research clinic specialize in a therapeutic area or just take what it can get? There is no right or wrong answer, much depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your clinical research site, however there are pros and cons to either decision.
It is often heard in clinical research circles that clinical research coordinators are worth their weight in gold. It is also discussed how research site's can do a better job in study coordinator retention. In this video I talk about what an appropriate workload should be for a clinical research coordinator and what a research site can do to effectively evaluate this often overlooked metric.
In this video I sit down with a clinical research coordinator and discuss IRB approval for marketing and social media purposes. At what point does a site actually require IRB approval for marketing, and when is marketing just marketing and not study specific?
One of the biggest findings during a clinical research site audit by either a Sponsor, the FDA, or a CRO is the lack of PI oversight. Number 2 on this list is findings that the research site is not following their own Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). In this video I discuss why this is important and what your research clinic can do about it.
In this video I answer a viewer's question on what they can expect during their upcoming clinical research assistant interview at a university.
It drives me crazy as both a Clinical Research Associate and a Site Director that some clinical research sites do not understand the value of treating their CRA's right. In this video I discuss some reasons why I believe having a good working relationship with your CRA is more important than just about anything in this industry.
Need to learn a brand new clinical research protocol but don't have the time at the moment? The schedule of assessments found in every protocol will now become your best friend.
Are you a clinical research site looking to partner with a physician as a Principal Investigator? In this video I discuss some ways that clinical trial sites tend to overlook.
Patient recruitment is by far and large, the biggest problem in the clinical research industry. Many Contract Research Organizations (CRO's), in an effort to have greater control and influence over patient recruitment, have been acquiring clinical research sites. In this video I discuss how any CRO can help solve the patient recruitment problem by encouraging physicians who treat large numbers of patients to participate in clinical trials themselves. This is easier said than done, however and I have a feeling my CRO will be able to make an impact in this area in the very near future.
In this video we took the experiences from some of our many consulting clients and came up with a list of common pain points and pitfalls of new research clinics participating in their first couple of clinical trials.
This industry may seem a bit overwhelming to someone that may be trying to obtain their first career position within it. In this video I discuss Clinical Research Associate job interviews, Electronic Data Capture systems, and Trial Master Files.
In this video we discuss how a clinical research site can address many common Sponsor objections that may arise in regards to a site or Investigator's capabilities to perform a clinical trial.
Any equipment used to collect data in a clinical trial need to be calibrated. Having a difficult time finding out just how to calibrate your equipment? In this video I discuss some strategies for this as well as other potential roadblocks you may face as a research clinic director.