Document Readability

Document Readability For today’s installment, let’s simplify our language.  This tip comes from my good friend, Supriya who was recently revising and QCing an informed consent for one of the clinical trials she works on.  She wanted to check that all the required elements for compliance were there (i.e. details of the trial procedures, risks…

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Worthwhile Webinars

Worthwhile Webinars: be credentialed, know your audience, have learning objectives

I’m a huge fan of collaboration and sharing best practices (that’s one of the reasons why I write this blog!) so I like to hear other professional’s opinions and perspectives.  In addition to attending industry conferences, I do a lot of self-study, listening to podcasts, reading journals, and participating in webinars.  Most sessions are a…

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Clinical Site Budgets

Negotiating Clinical Trial Site Budgets for the Schedule of Assessments, one-time fees, and pass-throughs

Debits, and Credits, and Finance, oh my! Clinical Site Budgets Negotiating Clinical Site Budgets For today’s installment, let’s chat about a few clinical site budget topics. In my role, I’m asked to balance the responsibility of being frugal with the practical concern of getting budgets finalized expeditiously to move sites along in the start-up process.…

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What is a Clinical Operations Toolkit?

Combining ability, character, and training into a toolkit allows clinical research professionals to problem-solve on the fly

Combining ability, character, and training into a toolkit allows clinical research professionals to problem-solve on the fly and provide quality support for challenging and complex studies.  Administrative skills, interpersonal techniques, intellect, personality, and technical skills all improve with depth of experience.  A little humility helps, too.  As with any individual tool or group of gizmos,…

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Myths About Clinical Trial Site Selection

Nadia presents some “myths” about site selection at a dinner for the San Francisco ClinOps Toolkit meetup group.

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