In response to a question I received from a brand new study coordinator the other day, I discuss free software that are available for a study coordinator, or even an entire research team, to keep their studies operating smoothly and efficiently with everyone on the same page. I also get into the reasoning behind why it is important to keep track of your information such as patient names, source docs, visit dates, contact information, etc when conducting even one clinical trial. I am curious to hear from you guys in the comments below as to how you go about keeping your studies organized.
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Today’s video is another Google Hangout I conducted along with fellow Clinical Trials Guru Producers Darshan Kulkarni and Patrick Stone. During this super awesome interview, we discussed adaptive clinical trials, or the type of clinical trials that can change based on real time data analysis. For another blog post that I wrote on this topic, click here. Darshan in this video argues that adaptive trials may actually be too burdensome for the trend to actually catch on, while Pat and I discuss many of the potential benefits that these trials can and do provide to study participants. It’s none the less an interesting discussion that needs to be had and we expect to hear from you guys in the comments section below!
Today’s video is a direct response to a viewer’s question regarding what a regulatory job in clinical trials would entail, how to land one of these gigs, and what the starting salaries are. I did my best to answer this question with some of my personal experiences in this industry. While this information is anecdotal, I believe it is relatively accurate in regards to regulatory functions and clinical research.
In this second part to our discussion on clinical trials in Russia, we discuss a few interesting differences between trials in the United States as Russia such as a significant amount of government corruption, the lack of study coordinators, and the centralization of most study vendors when it comes to specific protocols. I interviewed Anton Akulov, a Russian psychiatrist who currently works as a sub-investigator for my company in the United States and I hope you find this discussion interesting. We also discussed by the way, the fact that in Russia, most clinical trial participants are not compensated for their time in the studies like they are in the States. For you Russians out there as an added bonus, check out Anton’s shoutout to you guys in Russian towards the end of the video.