The Rising Need for Data on Demand in Clinical Trials

When you speak about data and clinical trials most people think it’s about the data you generate throughout the trial. It’s true that data collection and management of each study are crucial for ensuring the safety of participants but also the information on the endpoints of clinical trials is the real purpose of research. Thankfully …

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Sites and Investigators Are Still Number One, or Are They Really?

It’s been a long weekend and I had more time to think about the things in LIFE. I have been thinking lately about how balance in nature is the only thing which is certain. Everything around us (including political craziness around the Globe these days) can be explained with the world trying to find a …

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The Past, Present and Future of Public Clinical Trial Registries

In my article on the 3 main limitations to public clinical trial registries, I mentioned that public registries were not designed for the purposes of feasibility. While this is true, the scientific community was intended as one of the beneficiaries of the initiative right from the start.  To understand better why public registries hold back …

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This Is How Data Gets in the Way of Clinical Research

For most of you involved with clinical trials, it’s not a secret that clinical research is not about patients, it’s not about a new treatment, it’s all about DATA. Yet, data is what we miss the most and I don’t only mean this in the sense of having access to essential information. What we miss …

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The 3 Main Limitations To Public Clinical Trial Registers (And Why They’re Still The Go-To for Feasibility)

Public clinical trial registers were designed to comply with regulations (and make the public aware of past, ongoing, and future clinical trials), not for the purposes of clinical trial feasibility. This becomes abundantly clear once you try to gather the data you need for site selection or calculate recruitment rate for multiple sites in multiple …

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The Benefits and Barriers of Decentralized Clinical Trials

Why does it take so long to get new treatments and vaccines to market?  This topic has been discussed for years now within the clinical research industry with not yet fully established approach on shortening clinical trial timelines, improving recruitment and retention of patients and aligning the research study with what patients want to find …

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All the Challenges in Clinical Research, Are First Such in Healthcare

I was busy lately speaking to people and working on projects to help companies adapt to the “new normal” and find out what this means. It turned out that this time helped me to go outside of my “normal” and see a few mistakes that I have been doing over the last few years.  Number …

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8 Mysteries About Remote Clinical Trials Revealed

Two weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Festival of Biologics in Basel, Switzerland. As a part of their Clinical Trials Conference, I was speaking about the ways we can measure whether patients find your clinical trial attractive. I also hosted a round table about “Remote Clinical Trials”. A lot of people joined me to …

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The use of connected technologies in clinical research through the years

Over recent years, the adoption of connected technologies has grown dramatically, with a potential for improving health care delivery, research, and patient experience. The increase in wearable technology, availability of smartphones and mobile devices, as well as growth in connectivity, is transforming healthcare all over the world.  Over the past decade, connected technology has flooded …

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What Stops Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials

Last week I was invited to speak at Bayer’s Headquarters during their Annual Patient Engagement Meetup. This year I was attending a lot of other similar events thanks to our collaboration with different companies like Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Novartis, etc. And the last one really reminded me of: What Stops Patient Engagement in Clinical Research? …

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