As with anything on the internet, my own content included, NEVER believe everything you hear, read, see, etc. With that being said, I discovered from several credible sources in the CRO and Pharma space, a very rough ballpark figure in regards to salaries for CRA’s, Project Managers, and Medical Monitors. If you have heard anything different, send me an email.
Just thought it was something I need to share. If you think follow up is not important, think again. Be persistent when it comes to your phone calls and emails and you should eventually get a response.
So many people, especially those who are new to the business of clinical research, tend to embellish their recruitment capabilities when filling out site feasibility surveys that Sponsors and CRO’s ask clinics to fill out when qualifying for new studies. The problem with embellishing, besides the obvious fact that it is a little dishonest, is that Sponsors will actually hold you accountable to those numbers that you put down on the form. Even if your Site should become a high enroller in the study, the fact that you did not meet your enrollment projections will do more harm than good for your company in the long run, and Sponsors do indeed take these projections seriously!
The title of this blog post sums it up. Keep your questions rolling in!!!!
The problem with most study file record retention issues in clinical research has to deal with the fact that no matter who you ask for answers, it seems that all you will get are more questions. I decided to do a video on this topic as it is a question that still gets asked all the time in this industry. Please remember that this is just my personal opinion, and when in doubt, contact your study Sponsor for their particular recommendations.
This week’s podcast/video has me digging in the Guru grabag of emails and answering several of your questions. I focus on risk-based monitoring, recruitment strategies, how Sponsors are using low study supply to pit CRO’s against each other and a whole lot more including the fact that CRA’s have no life! I hope you enjoy and remember to send your questions my way anonymously for your question to possibly get answered on video!