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All is Bright: 5 Tips to Stay Productive this Holiday

By On December 15, 2017

Hark! The holiday season is upon us! Alongside the parties, shopping, and travel, WORK MUST STILL GET DONE. Let’s call it the December Challenge. It’s been around for a long time. Here… Read More

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Translation Agencies – Will the Future Need Us?

By On November 30, 2017

Returning from the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Language Industries Summit 2017, I reflected on an emerging theme that threaded across the presentations and discussion topics. Like the gas lamplighters of the 1800s,… Read More

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7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 2

By On June 1, 2017

If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… Logistics processes are not just for logistics personnel – they should be understood by everyone involved in the process in order to avoid… Read More

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2 Tips for Shipping Your Clinical Supplies Internationally

By On May 15, 2017

Shipping clinical study supplies internationally is an art and a science. Customs departments add an unsympathetic layer of bureaucracy – if paperwork and preparations aren’t in line with the country’s regulations, you… Read More

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Trial App Boosts Patient Engagement

By On March 23, 2017

With patient attrition in clinical trials on the rise, more than ever it is important to provide services that will ease the burden of participation. Studies that require caregiver support have special… Read More

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Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 2: Enrollment Plans, Strategies, and Metrics

By On October 19, 2016

In my last blog post, I wrote about findings from a first-of-its kind survey conducted by Imperial. We surveyed managers and directors of clinical operations, project managers, lead/senior CRAs, and patient recruitment… Read More

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Behind the Scenes at Trial Sponsor Companies Part 1: The Atmosphere in Clinical Operations

By On October 19, 2016

Patient recruitment and enrollment are key contributors to delays in completion of clinical research trials. How do sponsors tackle their patient recruitment challenges? What priority are these challenges given internally? Imperial wanted… Read More

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ESMO 2016: My Perspective as a Patient Advocate

By On October 13, 2016

The ESMO, European Society for Medical Oncologists, annual conference took place in Copenhagen over an extended weekend. I was fortunate to attend as a patient advocate which was quite an honor. There… Read More

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What the Public Thinks about Clinical Trials

By On April 4, 2016

Our Survey In the Fall of 2015, we launched a survey to the general public to learn how they gather healthcare information and how they make decisions.  We also wanted to gauge their… Read More

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Wearables in Clinical Trials

By On February 12, 2016

To Wear or Not to Wear is the Question Wearable devices have taken our society, and the clinical research industry along with it, by storm. The immediate access to data makes researchers drool. … Read More