This video describes useful advertising strategies that do not require IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval. These type of advertisements must not include any details pertaining to any specific study.
Advertising for a new study may become complicated when sponsor restrictions are applied. This video discusses ways of recruiting with such restrictions.
Different expectations for different types of new employees are discussed. Suggested goals for a Research Coordinator, Certified Research Associate (CRA), and Patient Recruiter are explained.
For those interested in entering the field of clinical research, you may be interested in this interview I recently conducted with a clinical research coordinator. We discussed being organized, knowing the protocol, how to act professionally, use your people skills effectively, and maintain the study participant’s safety at all times. Also included are important considerations before opening a Site Management Organization (SMO) or a standalone research clinic.
So I did many videos on informed consents in clinical research on this blog, but today I am answering a viewer’s email on what I think are some of the critical components of what should be included in an informed assent for a minor that will be participating in a clinical trial. Let me know your thoughts on this and if I am missing anything!
I received a question from a research clinic asking what to do if the PI feels very strongly that a subject does not qualify, but the Sponsor insists that the subject does indeed qualify. These issues surprisingly, usually happen in reverse: Sites are trying to enroll certain subjects who may not truly qualify. As in all matters, this is truly a case by case type of situation, but ultimately it is up to the PI to ensure the safety and well being of his study participants, so safety should trump all other variables. Let me know your thoughts.