What is Clinical Operations?

What is ClinOps? In Clinical Operations, a clinical project team contributes to and supports a organization’s research and development program in order to advance new investigational drugs/devices to commercialization. ClinOps delivers an inspection-ready dataset and complete documentation of the clinical activities that can support an NDA/PMA. Core Competencies in a Clinical Operations Professional A background…

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Advice for Site Monitor Visits Every Clinical Research Coordinator Should Know

As a clinical study coordinator, what should I do before a Clinical Research Associate (my CRA) arrives for monitoring? Planning Prior to Monitoring Visit (MV) Schedule a mutually convenient date and time to conduct the MV with the CRA, assuring the availability of study team as required Collate the study subject files, Screen Fail subject…

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How may we help you clinical researcher?

Vote in the poll and tell us what new content you are wishing for from ClinOps Toolkit Clinical researcher, your vote matters! What would you like more of from ClinOps Toolkit in 2017? created by Poll

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Clinical Research Reading List – Summer 2017

What are you reading this summer clinical researchers?

Top 10 Recommendations for Summer Reading and Surfing How will you pass the time between the Clinops Café series of online meetups? Here are recommended books, videos, podcasts, and articles to spark your clinical research creativity all summer long! Summer is calling me louder than anyone this year. It’s been a particularly wet year in…

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Jennifer Brandl | ClinOps Toolkit Collective Volunteer

Jennifer is Our Operations Specialist Jennifer is a Wisconsin native who has called San Francisco home for over 5 years. An experienced immunology researcher, Jennifer moved into the role of Associate Manager in Clinical Trials Management a few years ago. She is a tireless evangelist with over 10 years experience in the quest to develop…

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Every ClinOps Professional Needs to Develop a Social Media Circle

Laurie Meehan has demonstrated prowess navigating the murky waters of social media. She has developed a strong presence through her work at Polaris Compliance Consultants, so when Meehan says everyone needs to develop their own online social circle, it pays to listen.  This doesn’t necessarily mean collecting thousands of twitter followers, 100K blog hits per month,…

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Enrich your ClinOps career through volunteering

Clinops toolkit volunteers at camp okizu

A Weekend to Remember and a Tradition in the Works In April, I drove up to Butte County, a 3.5 hour drive to the picturesque location of Camp Okizu, a childhood cancer camp for families. I spent the weekend with another 30 individuals all committed to preparing the camp for the upcoming Onc Weekend. The…

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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?

Lead cra at clinops toolkit

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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