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5 Problems With Using Spreadsheets to Collect Clinical Data

5 Problems With Using Spreadsheets to Collect Clinical Data

Spreadsheets are too basic of a tool to keep up with the increasing complexity of clinical trials. Here are 5 reasons to stop using them.

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Subject Reimbursement in Clinical Trials:  When and How?

Subject Reimbursement in Clinical Trials: When and How?

Trial participants often complete things that likely would not be requested with routine care. When and how to compensation subjects is often debated.

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CTMS User Adoption: Vanderbilt's Calculated Approach to Allegro Implementation


Vanderbilt’s case study illustrates the effective use of strategy and training when working with end users to adopt Allegro CTMS.

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20 Questions to Help Your Clinical Research Site Get Noticed


Use these questions to unlock your clinical research site’s potential and stand out to sponsors, CROs and study participants.

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Experiences in Moving to a New CTMS

Institutions share their motivations and strategies for implementing a new clinical trial management system (CTMS).

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Must-Have Apps for Clinical Research Professionals


Free apps for clinical research professionals to prevent trial deficiencies and improve research practices.

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CTMS User Adoption: How Communication Can Maximize Your ROI

People Network Communication Connect

Clear communication with your end users about CTMS implementation timelines and processes will help ensure successful system adoption.

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About the series

As clinical trials become more complex, the need for clinical research sites to understand and justify their work effort becomes more necessary. Tracking the time and effort it takes to complete specific trial-related activities enables sites to better budget for future protocols, advocate for more staff and identify areas for process improvement. This series outlines tips and examples to help you start, optimize and enforce effort tracking at your clinical research site.

  1. How to Start Effort Tracking at Your Clinical Research Site

    We go through 6 simple steps to walk you through implementing effort tracking at your site.

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  2. 4 Things to Know About Successful Clinical Research Effort Tracking

    Are you considering implementing an effort tracking program at your site? Here are four things to know.

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  3. Time is Money: Documenting the Time it Takes to Conduct Research

    Beth Harper, president of Clinical Performance Partners, discusses the need to document work effort in clinical trials for better productivity.

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  4. Workload Planning – Determine Capacity and Maximize Productivity

    Beth Harper, president, Clinical Performance Partners, discusses how and why to use workload planning to improve staff efficiency for clinical trials

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  5. Work Effort Tracking and Management Revisited [Q&A]

    Following her webinar on work effort tracking, Beth Harper discusses effective tracking tools and strategies sites can implement on complex protocols.

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  6. How Indiana University Found a Better Way to Manage Staff Workload

    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center set out to better manage staff workload and negotiate trial budgets through effort tracking.

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