Choosing the right countries and sites for a particular study remains one of the industry’s biggest challenges – but it doesn’t have to be. When the time comes to select sites for your clinical research study, there are many considerations that can guide your decisions to ensure the best possible outcome.
Topics: Site Selection
While the push for sponsors to go global with clinical studies is old news, the industry has been working hard to develop and invest in ways to choose the right sites and countries. Ultimately, site selection matters because investigator sites are the only place where study volunteers can participate in clinical research. Enrollment is the end game – further drug development, regulatory submissions and marketing are contingent on having this data.
Show of hands who plays Fantasy (American) Football please… I know I do. And so do 19 of my colleagues here at BBK. (That’s 23.75% of our workforce). We form two separate leagues, each consisting of ten teams apiece, where we battle for FF (Fantasy Football) supremacy.
Topics: Site Selection
Trials are getting increasingly more complex, and running studies globally is a business imperative – today more than ever. These complexities require a new set of methods and technologies to identify patients willing to engage in trials. We know from experience that those leveraging next-gen data management and deep analytics tools are succeeding in achieving their business objectives.
Struggling musician? Tell me about it. I've been playing, or should I say, trying to play the guitar for a few years now. There are many different methodologies to playing a guitar, but at the end of the day, it's an instrument. And when I am not pretending to be Tom Petty on the weekends, I spend my days working in our technology department here at BBK Worldwide. The instrument I use on a daily basis is TrialCentralNetTM (TCN®), a metric-driven patient recruitment portal. So, where am I going with all this? Well, here is a quote from Johann Sebastian Bach that will set the tone for this blog post: "It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
In this post, we are sharing a few of our favorite cards from the
BBK Worldwide Patient Recruitment Prep Deck. These exercises provide a wide range of engaging mind benders to help professionals involved in any aspect of the patient recruitment process. From protocol writing to consenting patients, these cards offer insight into the confluence of factors creating the unique challenges that face each individual protocol, as well as ideas for how to overcome them.
The cards showcased below highlight the five categories essential to clinical study enrollment: Redeployment, Implementation, Planning, Training and Support, and Infrastructure. Use these for investigators meetings, training your study team and site staff, and any time you are preparing for enrollment success!
Moneyball. It’s a gift that keeps on giving for me as a guy wrapped up in patient recruitment data. As an ex-patriot Brit, I must admit that it took me about 10 years to start to appreciate baseball, and it has taken another 10 to figure out just some of the intricacies. A seemingly simple game, it is filled with deeply meaningful and detailed subtexts, and perhaps it is not without irony then that the game lends itself so well to so many “sports-as-life” American metaphors.