Applied Clinical Trials-05-01-2003

Applied Clinical Trials
Feature Article

May 01, 2003

For years, EDC providers have claimed that the technology can increase efficiency and potential cost savings. Survey results indicate that clinical monitors agree.

Applied Clinical Trials

Pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations are setting up an increasing number of clinical trials in Central and Eastern Europe. The region offers attractive opportunities for sponsors to accelerate subject recruitment and to carry out clinical trials according to harmonized international standards and regulations. Recent concerns about data quality and cost-efficiency at CEE investigational sites, however, have led to regular evaluation of sites' clinical research performance and capacity. Now it is essential to introduce benchmarking and performance measurement to the conduct of clinical trials to identify best practices and to continually improve clinical research.

Feature Article
Applied Clinical Trials

May 01, 2003

Improving the informed consent process and consent forms can not only help subjects better understand clinical research but also reduce the number of invalid consents obtained.

View from Washington
Applied Clinical Trials

May 01, 2003

HHS offers IRBs, institutions, and investigators points to consider when dealing with financial relationships and conflicts of interest in clinical research.

Process Improvement
Applied Clinical Trials

May 01, 2003

Postmarketing research is conducted differently than preapproval research, but data gained using different standards can be difficult to integrate.

View from Brussels
Applied Clinical Trials

May 01, 2003

A newly completed study of European ethics committees finds that the bureaucracy of each country determines the way the ethics committees operate.

Letters to the Editor
Applied Clinical Trials

May 01, 2003

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