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Early Chart Reviews Can Provide Steady Flow of Potential Study Subjects, Experts Say

February 26, 2018

Beginning chart reviews before initiating a site can generate a list of prequalified candidates for outreach — and give sponsors the chance to examine the study’s inclusion and exclusion criteria, and their potential to cause enrollment issues, according to experts during two WCG webinars on acceptable methods for sites and sponsors, and best recruitment practices.

Sensors and Wearables Transform Clinical Trials but Challenges Remain, Experts Say

February 19, 2018

With a multitude of sensors, wearables and mobile devices becoming available for use in clinical trials, sponsors should conduct systematic comparisons before designing protocols, according to experts at the annual SCOPE conference, who presented the work they’ve done to demonstrate the value of using digital monitoring in their studies, as well as the obstacles they encountered.

SCOPE 2018: Advances in Big Data, Patient Centricity Could Shift Sponsor, CRO Relationships

February 19, 2018

At the annual SCOPE conference in Orlando, Fla., clinical trials experts agreed that the traditional relationship between contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors is evolving, alongside accelerated pursuits in big data and patient centricity — with more CROs expected to share in the risks of drug development as more of a partner than a vendor.