For those entering a research related company for the first time, it is important to focus on any knowledge about the field of research. One skill that is easily transferable into the research world is data management, which can be found in other areas such as marketing and business.
Research sites may experience late payments from sponsors due to the complexity of their payment systems. Strategies to leverage a research site’s ability to collect payment are explored.
Direct mail marketing using patient lists works best with targeted lists. Other lists will still have value but may produce lower recruitment outcomes.
Special considerations should be made when buying either small or large research sites. Startup research sites, however, have the most potential to grow.
When conducting clinical research it is important to register any new studies through a clinical trial registry such as clinicaltrials.gov. Bookkeeping strategies are compared between a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and a research site.
A Contract Research Organization’s (CRO’s) methods for choosing a quality Clinical Research Associate (CRA) are explored. Of primary importance is the individual’s understanding of what a CRA does as well as why.