A study coordinator is worth their weight in gold. How do you find a decent one under market value? I hope to provide some tips in this video!
In this video I discuss why I believe the best clinical research site owners are study coordinators themselves. While there is certainly a lot more to running a business than just being a study coordinator, having the technical expertise required to effectively execute a clinical study is something that cannot be learned overnight, and is not necessarily cheap to outsource.
In this video, I answer a viewer's question on what separates an adverse event from a serious adverse event and when a Principal Investigator needs to report either in a clinical trial.
So you've just been assigned to a new clinical research protocol and haven't had a chance to familiarize yourself with all the finer details; what's a study coordinator or cra to do? No worries, your best friend will be the schedule of assessments. If you simply follow the schedule of assessments you will at least understand what procedures (and sometimes even their order) that need to occur at every visit. This by no means makes you an expert on the particular study, but you will at least know the basics. There is never a substitute for a deep understanding of any clinical research protocol.