I Talk To A Breast Cancer Survivor About Her Story and The Hope She Finds In Clinical Research

Cancer treatments are constantly researched and new discoveries are being made at a fast pace. For this reason, groups such as the one discussed by the guest in the video are becoming strong sources of influence among cancer patients. Having such vigilant groups strive to be sources of information that can be used when making informed decisions about the next treatments to pursue.

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The Misconception That You Need A Lot Of Money To Start A Clinical Research Site

Contrary to popular belief, starting a new site does not have to be extremely expensive. Although some new sites do require a large amount of capital to start up, there are a few ways to avoid spending too much. One way to reduce initial costs is to partner with a PI that already has a clinic and is willing to wait until the site is profitable before asking for payments.

 

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A Sneak Glance Into The CRA Academy Internship Discussing Clinical Trial Protocol Deviations

Even the most experienced CRAs can overlook small errors in patient charts if they are not cautious. For this reason, the CRA students in this video review a patient chart and find new items to focus on during chart review. Some of the topics discussed are patient safety and deviations which are major areas of concern during the life of a study.

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Monica Shares What Makes A Good CRA-CRC Relationship, Database Lock Stress and More Ep.148

This video discusses the importance of educating the general audience on truths and myths about clinical research. The importance of having a good relationship with monitors is also discussed since it gives sites a higher chance of being awarded future studies. Building a positive relationship requires simple strategies such as having a breakdown the of action items from the last visit. 

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Doing A Mock Site Selection Visit During Our Clinical Research Site Owner Academy Session

Both established and new sites should prepare for site qualification visits. During the visits site personnel must be prepared to answer questions regarding recruitment, temperature excursions and other critical information. Meanwhile, PI's should focus on having a clear understanding on of the study drug and the study design.

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How Clinical Researchers Can Get Superhuman Experience In Short Time On Their CV's

Getting an entry position in clinical research is typically easy to do. The problem that most people face is gaining enough experience to get a different position. One way to obtain experience is to join the CRA academy but a simpler way to gain experience is to go above and beyond the expectations of your department.

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Gary Vaynerchuk's Team Member Gives Clinical Researchers and Physicians Advice On Content Marketing

Leaders from various professions may not think they are capable of creating enough content to reach their audience because of their limited time constraints. As Brittany Krystle explains, a minimal amount of time and content can go a long way. A great online presence can be produced by posting videos or articles on one platform and then creating conversations about those very same posts on other platforms.

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I Pitch A Physician On Participating In Clinical Research With Me and Get Set Straight On Healthcare

As technology continues to advance, cell phones and other devices that connect to the internet are allowing people from different industries to connect. One of the platforms that has facilitated these connections is LinkedIn which started as a simple networking site for industry leaders. Today LinkedIn and its users are now transforming the platform by producing videos that help inform audiences about the latest changes in a number of fields. 

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How Clinical Researchers Should Build Their Brand On LinkedIn: An Interview With A LinkedIn Unicorn!

LinkedIn is quickly becoming an industry changing platform because of its ability to connect so many industry leaders. Users seeking to become leaders must learn how to use the platform's algorithms to gain more exposure and find potential connections. As the guest in the video suggests, gaining exposure becomes easier if the user is able to identify their audience's needs and provide high quality content.

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Clinical Research Sites Should All Incorporate This One Activity To Keep Your CRA's Happy!

The fact that CRA's have a heavy workload is no secret. For this reason, any help that coordinators can provide will go a long way into turning a regular monitoring visit into a pleasant and productive one. Doing this might not seem beneficial to a site but doing so can lead the CRA to recommend  you or let you know about  future studies.

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Nobody Cares About Your Dreams In Clinical Research! Ep 147

In this video, Dan answers questions from prospective CRA's and site owners. One of the problems that prospective CRA's face when applying to jobs is to make themselves seem like a good investment to the hiring company. This is because sponsors typically train entry level CRA's for almost a year before sending them to monitor sites.

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CRA Academy Student Shares Her Story And Future Career Ambitions In Clinical Research

In this video, a CRA student describes her experience in the CRA academy. This student has completed her internship and describes an overall positive experience possibly due to the small class sizes and available teachers willing to help. After completing the academy, students should be familiar with essential documents and other industry terms which typically confuse people who are inexperienced in research. 

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How Sites Can Keep Cra's Happy and How To Get Better At Converting On Study Leads Ep.146

CRA's must work with sites that have any combination of friendly, responsive, and experienced sites. For this reason, sites who are interested in developing a relationship with their CRA must find ways to assist the CRA. One common strategy to become more helpful is to update the CRA on the status of action items upon arrival, but other strategies are less obvious and include having power surge protectors available to the CRA. 

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As A Clinical Research Site Owner, Everything Is Your Responsibility!

Site owners and prospective site owners have one of the biggest responsibility at the research sites. Most site owners will try to outsource most of the responsibilities such as  coordinating or budget negotiations. However the most successful site owners are those who are familiar with each working aspect of the clinic.

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BONUS Webinar: Free Clinical Research Lab Kit Supply Management Tools For Sites and CRA's

Kits take up space and demand constant attention from study coordinators in order to prevent the kits from expiring before a patient arrives at the site. Unfortunately coordinators don't always have time track expiration dates and quantities for their kits. Fortunately, vendors are noticing a need to track kits and create audit trails to record  who used the kits and with which patient.

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How Inexperienced Physicians Should Handle Their First Clinical Research Site Selection Visits

Training new PI's is crucial to a growing research site. When a new PI sits at their first site qualification meeting they should already be briefed about the basics of running a study. Additionally, the site qualification visit should be for a study that the site can afford not to get.

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I Teach Student Clinical Research Job Interview Strategies

Job interviews are always stressful for new CRA's. This video provides detailed tips to help anyone prepare and can take away some of the anxiety. Some useful pieces of advice are to use the S.T.A.R method when responding and offer to communicate with the PI about any concerns. 

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How To Run Clinical Research Facebook Ads To Recruit Patients

Most people know that facebook can be used to stay in touch with friends and family but few people know just how powerful facebook can be when it comes to advertising. Facebook ads are effective because they use principles such as social proof to increase the number of clicks. As the video demonstrates, Facebook offers tools such as engagement, traffic and conversion to keep ads as relevant as possible to Facebook users.

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Why Practical Experience Is Better Than Theoretical Knowledge In Clinical Research

Having knowledge about clinical research is an extremely valuable asset in the industry. However, the simple fact that a person is aware of certain ideas in research does not guarantee success. This is evident by the fact that site owners and CRA's can quickly be trained in the ideas behind research but additional opportunities must be given to obtain experience.

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We Ask An IRB All The Clinical Research Questions You've Ever Wanted To Know! Podcast Ep. 144

The IRB plays a crucial role in addressing patient safety during the length of a study. One of the problems that IRB's face is that they must review deviations that are not relevant to patient safety and are instead submitted at the request of overly cautious monitors. Even though they receive high volumes of deviations, boutique IRBs are able to offer a individualized assistance their customers who are attempting to complete the protocol review process.

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