A Study Coordinator's Perspective On Clinical Research Database Locks

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.  

How A Brand New Clinical Research Site Went From An Idea To Six Figures In 8 Months

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.  

What To Do When Your Patient Database Is Not Enough For Your Clinical Trial Recruitment Needs

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.  

Live and Unedited CRA Academy Q&A Session On Job Interviews, Regulatory and Other Clinical Research

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.  

 

You Have To Follow Up With Your Physicians For Patient Referrals In Clinical Trials

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.  

Not Negotiating Your Clinical Trial Budgets Is A HUGE Red Flag!

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.  

How To Find Physicians For Rare or Pediatric Indications in Clinical Trials

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.  

How To Reduce Clinical Trial Inefficiencies In 2017

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!

A Clinical Research Site Owner's First 6 Months in Business

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.

 

When Does IRB Advertising Approval Become Necessary In A Clinical Trial?

Since there are very few if any guidelines in the clinical research industry when it comes to social media study participant recruitment, I decided to make this video offering some practical advice on how I would handle certain scenarios.  Always check with your own Institutional Review Board to be on the safe side.

How Clinical Research Freelancers Should Negotiate With Large Multinational Corporations

Here is a video for all of the clinical research freelancers, independent contractors, and general consultants out there.  A large percentage of the workforce in the clinical trials industry is made up of non employees.  In this video we discuss ways that these particular individuals can generate more business for themselves.