Holiday Gift Guide for Clinical Researchers

Holiday Gift Guide list

‘Tis the season once again! It’s time to start thinking up cool gift ideas for your clinical researcher friends and colleagues! … Are you stumped? Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite product picks that are perfect accessories for the CR life. I lovingly curated everything on this list and each item is below $40.…

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7 Steps to a Simply Awesome LinkedIn Profile

7 Steps to a Simply Awesome LinkedIn Profile You hand your business card to a new contact at a networking event and immediately, anxiety washes over you. What if they visit my LinkedIn profile to connect? It is so boring. So embarrassing. So disorganized. Fear not, Clindividual, my entire goal at ClinOps Toolkit is to…

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How do I manage millennial employees in clinical operations?

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Millennials (born between 1981 and 2000) will make up 75% of the work force within the next 10 years. Millennials are able to amplify their ideas and values (with social media, confidence, brand prowess, etc.). Already, millennials have achieved Senior Management positions and their presence has impacted corporate culture. And they get a bad rap.…

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What does a lead CRA look like?

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A lead CRA on Day 1 I was 27 years old when I walked in to the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) training room at my first Contract Research Organization (CRO) job. I’d flown in the day before, a 6-hour flight and then a chatty cab-ride along the waterfront. I’d barely slept. I was jittery. There…

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How to Network with ClinOps Toolkit

ClinOps Toolkit LinkedIn Group is great

ClinOps Toolkit Grows Again! We’re building a community for established clinical research professionals to meetup, share best practices for managing clinical trials, and voice issues and concerns from the everyday (or not so everyday) challenges in clinical trial operations. What’s in your ClinOps Toolkit? What skills do you need to focus and grow? If you…

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How to Improve Medication Adherence in Clinical Trials

Medication Adherence Every dose, taken regularly at the right time In clinical trials, new drug compounds can fail to demonstrate therapeutic efficacy due to poor medication adherence. In Phase I trials, doses are given in a controlled facility with witnessed mouth-checks. We know the patient took the medication properly because the dosing is observed. However, in…

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GCP Video Series: Audit and Inspection of Clinical Trials

Prepare Clinical Trial Sites for Audit and Inspection When monitoring clinical trials, how do you make sure your sites are ready for audit and inspection?  What can they expect when the inspector arrives?  What if they are unsure how to respond to the questions? What if they don’t agree with the inspection findings? Join Bruno…

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Increase Patient Safety: Quality Clinical Trial Data

Do deep analysis to ensure quality clinical trial data Nancy Isaac joined us for the June 2014 panel discussion of ‘Leveraging Real-Time Reviews: Quality Clinical Trial Data’. In an industry where clinical trial protocols are becoming more complex, it is more critical than ever to leverage real-time reviews of clinical outcome data. Our panel of clinical…

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Have you met Daron Scott?

Meet Daron. Daron Scott, Senior Contributor – ClinOps Toolkit What gets measured gets managed. ~ Peter Drucker Mr. Consistency I am lucky to call Daron the original ClinOps Toolkit Volunteer Contributor and also my friend.  Daron is not Mr. Agreeable, or Mr. Social-Hour, or Mr. TellMeAboutYourFeelings, but he is absolutely Mr. Consistency.  His personality, difficult…

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CRA Superhero

CRA Superhero Are you a CRA Superhero? I get asked all the time, “how does it feel to be a CRA Superhero?”  OK, so that is total malarkey, nobody has ever called me a superhero.  I can tell you honestly though that it often feels a bit bitter, exhausting, and hopeless. I’ve made myself a…

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