Why do drugs cost so much? In this interview with Darshan Kulkarni we discuss the reason behind these prices and why Sponsors spend on average 1 million dollars per DAY to develop one drug!
In this video I explain the differences between a contract CRA and a salaried CRA when it comes to job types in the clinical research industry.
One of the largest growing segments of clinical research site owners are CRA's. In this video I answer a viewer's question on how they can start not only a clinical research site, but a Site Management Organization (SMO).
In this video I discuss what a site initiation visit entails during a clinical research study.
Patient recruitment is the lifeblood of any clinical trial. In this video I share some ideas for how a clinical research site can hire and compensate clinical trial patient recruiters.
Situation, Task, Action, Result. This is the STAR method utilized during most job interviews in any industry, including the clinical research industry. In this video I break down the STAR technique and suggest some strategies for how you can utilize it during your next clinical trial job interview.
During our last webinar Chris Sauber and myself discussed patient safety and the overarching importance of being mindful of this during the course of running a clinical trial.
A viewer asked if their clinical research site can transition into a site management organization. In this video, I attempt to answer this question and also share some other ideas for expanding your clinical research company.
I sat down with the founder of Devana Solutions, Barry Lake and we discussed a plethora of clinical research matters. One of the most interesting topics we discussed was how research sites are being measured and objectively given a score by Sponsors and CRO's.
What are some common milestones in a clinical trial that any CRA should be aware of? In this video I discuss some of the key events that occur during the course of any clinical research study from the perspective of a CRA.
Study coordinators are the backbone of any clinical trial, and because of this, they are always in high demand. I answer a viewer's question on whether a foreign trained physician could make a good study coordinator.
I got the chance to talk to Brett Kleger, COO of DrugDev recently and we discussed DrugDev's role in the clinical research industry in 2017 and going forward.
Kick off meetings are when the Sponsor and the CRO of a particular protocol gather all their staff members to discuss the study initiation and overall strategy for the upcoming study. In these meetings, monitoring plans are typically discussed.
One of our viewers is working at a research clinic that does not have much in the way of structure. This is, unfortunately, par for the course at many of the research sites that I know of. In this videos I provide some suggestions for our friend. Enjoy!
It is understandable that many who work within the clinical research industry eventually want to start their own clinical research site. In this video i discuss what the startup expenses might be for you.
I sat down and answered a viewer's question on the challenges and opportunities that are often associated with opening up and running your own clinical research company. Is it easy? I am sure you already know the answer to that: nothing is ever easy. I do believe, however, that the clinical research industry provides some great opportunities for an entrepreneur to seize.
For those of you brand new to clinical research, you may be wondering how the process of obtaining your first study goes. In this summary I list the 3 steps associated with securing a clinical trials, as well as some common fail points for most newbies.
One of the most important documents that a Clinical Research Associate will need to regularly complete is a site visit report, or a monitoring report. In this video i discuss what a monitoring report is and what you will most likely need to fill out often in your career as a CRA.