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eConsent in Clinical Research: Evaluating the Regulatory and Ethical Concerns

In recent years, technology has become a fundamental part of clinical research. As advances in software and hardware have made gathering data from participants easier and more efficient, electronic consent (eConsent) in clinical research has become increasingly popular. But what are some regulatory and ethical considerations that researchers should be aware of when implementing eConsent?…

Clinical Data Management and Healthcare-Related Cyberattacks

Clinical Data Management and Healthcare-Related Cyberattacks

Clinical data management and healthcare-related cyberattacks are on the rise.  Healthcare organizations have become a target for a number of cyberattacks — and in 2022, they can expect a lot more. Clinical trial developers too aren’t immune to such attacks. With the healthcare industry experiencing more cybercrime, clinical researchers are finding ways to better safeguard…

Virtual Clinical Trial Concept

Challenges of Conducting Virtual Clinical Trials

Although the benefits of virtual clinical trials can’t be overemphasized, challenges exist, which may slow their adoption. Currently, conducting virtual clinical trials make up an extremely small fraction of over thousands of registered US-based clinical research studies. Plus, industry experts are cautious of the complete adoption of virtual trials with issues like pervasive conservative corporate…

Clinical Trial Data Privacy

Clinical Trial Data Privacy in the US: What Trial Managers Need to Know

Conversations about clinical trial data privacy in clinical trials require an in-depth understanding of key regulations — and with multinational trials becoming more prevalent, being familiar with global regulations has become paramount. In the US, HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) are the main…

Data Manager in a Clinical Trial

Skills You Need to Have as a Data Manager in a Clinical Trial

A clinical data manager is responsible for guaranteeing that statistical results and information from clinical trials are accurately recorded and reported, both during and after the study is complete. This is accomplished by carefully designing data collection tools and methodology for interrogating data. Here, our EDC clinical trial data management expert discusses the role of…