Are SOP's Mandatory For Clinical Research Site?

If you are a clinical research site you have no doubt been asked about your standard operating procedures at one point.  In this video I attempt to shed some light on SOP's in clinical research, specifically for Investigative sites.  

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What Is A Site Initiation Visit In A Clinical Trial?

In this video I discuss what a site initiation visit entails during a clinical research study.  

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The Clinical Research Site I Work For Has No Structure, Should I Still Work Here?

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!

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What Can You Do To Keep Your Principal Investigator From Leaving Your Clinical Research Site?

Worried about your Principal Investigator leaving your clinical research site?  Well you probably should be!  What can you do to prevent this?  In short, the answer is not much, however, there are some strategies you could utilize that could help you proactively.  

Should I Quit My Job To Open My Own Clinical Research Site?

A question I often receive from viewers is whether they should quit their job immediately and start up a clinical research site.  Not only is this foolish and risky, but it is also not practical.  In this video I discuss how I would go about opening up my own clinical research site if I were in a similar situation.  

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How Can You Get More Clinical Trials For Your Company?

This is one of my favorite topics of all to talk about.  In this video, I discuss how clinical research sites can get more studies for their business.  I also have an entire page on this topic here.  

How To Determine Whether Your Clinical Research Site Can Do A Particular Protocol

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.  

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The 3 Most Important Things You Need To Focus On As A New Clinical Research Site Owner

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.  

Can CRA's Own Their Own Clinical Research Site?

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.  

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.  

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.  

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.

 

We Need To Be More Solution Oriented If We Are To Own Our Own Clinical Research Sites

In this video I go off on a semi rant, but one that I feel is necessary in many cases.  If you are going to own your own clinical research site, there will be many challenging situations that will arise.  It will always be easier to find reasons why you shouldn't do something, however, as an entrepreneur, it is your duty to yourself, your employees, and your patients to try to find solutions rather than emphasizing the problems at hand.  

DIA 2016 Wrap Up and The Future Of Clinical Trials

In this video, I interviewed Luke Edington of DataPharm , Australia's oldest CRO.  We discussed DIA 2016 conference which occurred in June 2016 and covered all of the trends and hot topics in the clinical research industry these days.  

 

 

How A New Research Clinic Can Attract Experienced Clinical Research Coordinators

It's actually not that difficult.  If you have a brand new clinical research site, finding an experienced clinical research study coordinator is probably your best option.  This is especially the case if you, the site owner, does not have any experience.  Often times, experienced study coordinators may feel under appreciated at their current place of employment, or perhaps it is a clinic that rewards their good work with more work.  Whatever the case may be, you can usually find a good study coordinator without much effort.  In this video I describe some strategies.