One of the biggest issues that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been focused on lately has been the lack of Principal Investigator (PI) oversight in the clinical trials that they manage. In this video I suggest some ways that we in the industry can improve PI oversight.
2017 is looking to be a promising year for those of us research site owners in the clinical research industry. For established sites, the problem won't necessarily be getting more studies, the main issue will be motivating your clinical research coordinators to enroll subjects, enter data, answer queries, and all of the other millions of responsibilities that generally fall into a study coordinator's lap. In this video I discuss real and actionable strategies for motivating your study coordinators.
So many viewers want to get started in the clinical research industry either as study coordinators or as clinical research associates (CRA's). The problem is that most of these positions will not consider the candidate unless they have some prior clinical research experience to show on their resume. In this video I discuss several actionable strategies for how to go about doing this. Also, my CRA Academy trains candidates and provides them with experience through our internship program. Hope you can find some value here.
Experienced clinical research site owners understand that risks must be mitigated by having contingency plans in place. In this video I discuss some of the common trouble areas for clinical research entrepreneurs and where they should focus on having backup plans in place.
Today's video was a response to a viewer's question on how their clinical research site can determine whether they should take on a new clinical trial or not. As always, there are many variables that one may need to consider, some of which may not be in this video.
In this video I discuss what new clinical research site owners need to focus on. There are, of course, many other important items I have left out, however, these 3 basic items are what every new research clinic owner needs to keep in mind.
In this video I answer a question from a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) viewer that was curious about whether or not it was possible for them to open their own clinical research site. I discuss how this is not only possible, but done quite often.
Ever wondered what a database lock entails? Furthermore, are you like some of my CRA Academy students where you would like to get an actual clinical research study coordinator's perspective on what a database lock entails? If so, then you've come to the right blog post. I hope this video will help you better understand clinical trial database locks and what they entail.
In this video, Chris Sauber and myself discuss how clinical researcher entrepreneurs can get better at sales, and how much money a startup clinical research site can realistically make. I hope you find some value in this 20 minute video.
In today's video, I interview a client of my consulting company that started her own clinical research trial site at the beginning of 2016. 8 months later she is well on her way to having a profitable and sustainable business. While she has certainly faced her fair share of challenges as all startups do, she was prepared to weather the initial onslaught that comes with launching any new venture. Although there are always more challenges to face, I believe we have helped her build a solid foundation from which to grow on.
An all too familiar scenario that most clinical research sites will all eventually face is that their patient database is not as expansive as they initially assumed, and as a result, their study enrollment is not as efficient as it could be. In this video I explain what some sites can do when approached by this situation.
As many of you know, I have a CRA Academy where we train potential Clinical Research Associates on the ins and outs of monitoring in clinical trials. One of the topics that understandably and frequently comes up is job interviews. In this live and unedited question and answer session, one of our CRA Academy instructors answers many queries revolving around this theme.
I constantly talk about how the key to study participant recruitment in clinical research lies within the private practice of the referring physicians. In this video I reemphasize this point but also urge viewers to follow up with those physicians as the referrals rarely (if ever) come automatically.
Many novice clinical research sites and Investigators feel that they should not negotiate a budget or contract because they fear losing the studies. This is the furthest thing from the truth, and actually, NOT negotiating your budgets and contracts is a red flag which telegraphs to the Sponsor or CRO that you are inexperienced.
Sometimes as a clinical research site owner (or perhaps even as a CRO or a Sponsor), you will come across a scenario where you will need to partner with a specialist for a rare disease or indication. In this video I make some suggestions for how to go about doing this. My CRO has already begun to implement some of these strategies.
There is a lot of waste in the clinical research industry. I am not just talking about wasted money, I am also talking about wasting other people's time and efforts. In this interview with Luke Edington from DataPharm (Australia's oldest CRO), I discuss ways in which Contract Research Organizations such as my own can help improve efficiency in this industry. I hope you enjoy!
The biggest issue in clinical research is generally, by consensus, patient recruitment. An immediate second priority is patient retention. In this video I discuss some practical and actionable strategies to increase patient retention numbers for your clinical trial.
In this video, I discuss a hidden fee that can be unlocked in almost every clinical research study agreement or contract that a research site can negotiate with a CRO or Sponsor.
Which one is better: an independent contractor clinical research associate or a full time employee? In summary, there is no easy answer, it ultimately depends on what you want to get out of your career and what your personal comfort levels are.
In today's video, I interviewed a research clinic owner in Louisville, KY who approached my consulting firm about starting up his own research clinic. Six moths later, his site was profitable with numerous clinical trials ongoing. In this interview we discuss the startup process and what new research clinic owners can expect.