This video explains why an in-office pre-screening works much better at study enrollment than just emailing an Informed Consent Form to a potential study participant. It may seem obvious but still not done as much as it needs to be!
Imagine that you just got hired as the lead recruiter for a clinical research clinic. On your first week, you managed to get 8 new screenings scheduled for the following week only to find out that 4 of them never showed up! Well as they say, “life is tough”, but there are some relatively simple solutions out there that may actually keep your “no show” rates down by a significant percentage. In this video, I answer a viewer’s questions in regards to a similar situation as the one explained above. Let me know if you have any strategies for keeping your clinical trial no shows to a minimum.
In this week’s full length podcast, I dive into the viewer question box and pull out some interesting topics. The first is how CRO’s and Sponsors ensure that PI’s are truly reading the Serious Adverse Event Reports that they send to all research sites, or whether they are just signing and filing. The next question is how to tell the difference between a CRO and an SMO in clinical research. Another topic is PI availability versus the Sponsor’s ever increasing demands for more PI oversight and what we can expect in 2014 and 2015 in this industry. There are other topics I cover here as well and I hope you find some value out of it.
Self-explanatory topic that is also somewhat related to this video as they both are themed around the less-talked about issues in clinical research.
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!!!!