Conducting a successful clinical trial takes a combination of supporting technology, participants, and staff. However, given the lower time to market expected of a lot of current studies and, of course, the increasing complexity, sponsors and sites should find ways to conduct collaborative and efficient trials while strictly adhering to regulatory requirements. To address this opportunity, and important facet of study planning needs to include consideration of the clinical data management and EDC platform.
So, how can this be done? Well, the answer is simple: use a connected clinical research ecosystem. A connected ecosystem has a number of aspects, all leading to a successful clinical trial.
Read as our clinical data management and EDC expert discusses some of the main ones here:
Partner with a consulting team – it offers a comprehensive, proactive approach to navigating the research and development environment while mitigating risk and ensuring compliance throughout the trials.
Every service available within a trial ecosystem should increase research productivity, use the best practices, and cover process improvement. The right services allow your organization to alleviate administrative burden, maximize technology investments, streamline study activation, and add breakthrough efficiencies with technology-enabled specialized services. Following are some examples of specific consulting and services to look for:
- Research staffing solutions
- Budget negotiation services
- Coverage analysis
Clinical Research Management Technologies
Clinical research technologies can improve trial performance, encouraging clinical sites to streamline workflows at every stage. This leads to reduced costs, less effort, and time efficiency. It’s important to verify the potential clinical research technology and ensure the service provider has a full suite of technologies for optimizing study processes. At a minimum, ensure your vendor provides the following technologies:
- eClinical Solutions
- CTMS (clinical trial management system)
Industry-trusted IRB/IBC review services
The aim of the IRB (institutional review board) is to safeguard the rights and welfare of the participants. Likewise, the IBC (institutional biosafety committee) safeguards the community, study staff, and participants from risks associated with genetically engineered vaccines and treatments. Although most research involving human participants requires IRB oversight, IBC oversight is only required for research involving investigational products that contain engineered genetic material.
While certain sites may have an IBC and/or local IRB onsite, it has become increasingly important to also determine an independent review partner, particularly for research sponsored by the industry. Specific to multisite studies, IBCs and IRBs offer more efficient review processes, which a lot of industry sponsors really like.
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