February 2008 – The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2008
Site Training on EDC Improves
According to a new CenterWatch training survey, more than half of investigative site staff indicated that the effectiveness of training on electronic data capture (EDC) software has improved during their career.
The Ethics of Subject Payment
Offering subjects money to participate in studies is a common practice in biomedical research. Payments can enhance recruitment but they can also generate ethical controversy. The chief ethical concern with offering money is that this may be an undue influence that compromises their ability to assess the benefits and risks of participation.
Revolutionary Public-Private Partnership for Early Phase Trials Established in France
The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Caen, a university teaching hospital and the largest hospital in the West of France, and Therapharm, a large, private contract research organization founded in 1980, have joined forces to form the first public-private partnership to conduct early phase clinical research in France. The clinical research center is called Centre de Recherche Clinique-Basse Normandie (CRC-BN).
Eye On: Tropical Diseases
Tropical diseases run the gamut of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections from those commonly encountered, such as travelers' diarrhea, to those endemic in underdeveloped nations with primitive living conditions, to rare but lethal infections potentially employed as bioterror agents.
- Month in Review
- In the Pipeline
- Opportunities Underway