Marketing observational clinical trials usually require long-term commitments. Consider the number of patients that may be involved, as well as the study demands during and after the study ends. How much they truly pay depends on each research site’s interests.
So many of you have been asking me for advice on how to get physicians to join your company as principal investigators that I have decided to make this in-depth video/podcast to help you out. Let me know what you think about these strategies/advice.
Ahhh, The Holidays are here! A Great time for family, fun, and protocol deviations! Wait, what? It doesn’t have to be this way if you have all your study coordinators cross trained on all the protocols at your Site. In fact, this strategy may allow for you to implement a “skeleton schedule” where each staff member can only come in on 1 day or even 0 days for the weeks of Christmas and New Year. Let me know what strategies have worked well for you.
In most cases, despite what the Internal Revenue Service might tell you (ask them if they know what an SAE is), Principal Investigators can be independent contractors and not employees. As always, I must remind that I am not an attorney, nor do I play one on YouTube, so make sure you double check everything with a qualified professional.
Not everyone may be interested in this, but I have received lots of emails from research clinic owners who have aspirations of building a CRO. In this video I suggest a few strategies for actually making this dream a reality. As always, there are other methods that I am sure will work, but these are a few strategies that have worked well for myself and some of my clients.
While it may not always be the case, research clinics need to be vigilant about whom expresses interest in their studies. Someone whose only motivation for joining a clinical trial is the money (unless it’s a Phase 1 study), may be more trouble than you are bargaining for! Please note however, that someone who is happy to be compensated for their participation does not necessarily fall into this category, so as always, use your better judgement.