Opportunities and challenges lay ahead along the continuum from traditional to hybrid studies, a transition which requires additional infrastructure and associated risks to data protection and patient safety.
Choosing where to conduct a global clinical trial is a critical strategic decision that can impact an entire drug development program. When it comes to planning country selection, Fortuna Eruditis Favet (“fortune favors the prepared mind”).
Sites are dynamic environments, and new technology and industry initiatives are an important complement to the critical need for relationship building and maintenance. But are they helping improve sponsors and CROs collaboration with sites, or enabling them to become more competitive through improved clinical trial performance?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) represents an opportunity to quickly automate repetitive tasks and free employees to work on more value-adding tasks. There are a number of repetitive, time-consuming tasks that if automated would improve Clinical Data Manager daily operations. RPA can be scheduled or triggered to execute and run in an unattended fashion.
Metrics are critical to efforts for reining in clinical trials that are either poorly initiated or have incurred unforeseen events which place the original timelines and/or budgets at risk of overages. They also drive competitive performance among those organizations performing trials.