Study Conduct

Survey: Need for increased consumer clinical trials education

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SubjectWell, provider of a risk-free patient recruitment marketplace for clinical trials, has released its report on consumer perceptions of clinical trials. The SubjectWell Survey of Clinical Trial Awareness and Attitudes reveals significant education is still needed around the existence of clinical trials. Half of those surveyed (50%) had never heard of clinical trials, and only 31% felt confident or very confident that they would know how to get information about clinical trials. 

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Slow to negative growth in select emerging markets

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A few years ago, Latin America and India were considered among the most promising emerging markets for conducting industry-sponsored clinical trials. Dramatic increases were predicted for both regions, and investigative sites anticipated an influx of new work. Unfortunately, growth in these markets has fallen far short of expectations.

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A new class of best practices for clinical trial monitoring

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Until recently, real-time study vis­ibility into milestone drivers such as enrollment, data quality and patient compliance was virtually im­possible to obtain. Spreadsheets have served their time as the go-to manual computation and compilation tool. With the growth in the number of clinical systems per trial, spreadsheets can no longer keep up with the data aggregation and insight needed to minimize risk and cost. The minute data is entered into a spreadsheet, it begins cooling.

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Can trials be conducted 100% via mobile app? Results say yes

Monday, February 29, 2016

The BRIGHTEN clinical trial recently brought mental health into the 21st century using mobile technology to conduct a trial from patient recruitment to final assessment, including the delivery of the treatment interventions. The trial was led by Dr. Patricia Areán, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington

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DrugDev launches clinical site activation SaaS technology

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DrugDev has added technology features to its platform for clinical trial optimization with its new site activation module, which can reduce startup time from months to weeks. DrugDev’s site activation technology, now available to customers directly as a SaaS solution in addition to traditional outsourcing, enables companies to enhance efficiency, improve site relationships and reduce the time spent on startup activities by at least 20%.

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BSI, ACRES develop global accreditation standards for clinical research sites

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

London-based British Standards Institution (BSI), which promotes excellence through standards development for business processes globally, and Massachusetts-based Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a multi-sector collaborative building a global system for clinical research, have announced a major strategic partnership to promote excellence and improve quality and efficiency in medical product development worldwide.

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