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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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Getting Serious About Measuring Your Research Outcomes

As the clinical research industry moves towards more advanced metrics, a research evaluation and reporting system can save time and money, while also providing added visibility into the return on your organization’s investments.

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Forte Sponsors 5k Race to Support UW Carbone Cancer Research


The UW Carbone Cancer Center Race for Research raised money for new therapies in cancer research during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Steve Wozniak and Clinical Research: Encouraging Industry Innovation and Forward Thinking


An interview with Steve Wozniak at Biotech Week Boston acts as call-to-action for the clinical research industry to adopt change, embrace technology and increase patient focus.

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The Power of Choice: Participant Preference in Clinical Research Stipends


Giving patients a choice in the way they are reimbursed for clinical trial participation can improve their overall trial experience. Learn how to incorporate participant preference in your research stipend plan.

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Why Declining Clinical Studies Can Be a Good Business Decision for Your Site

Taking on a study that doesn’t fit your site’s capabilities can hurt your reputation. Learn why it makes sense to decline certain studies.

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About the series

Informed consent is one of the pillars of ethical clinical research. However, it’s not always a straightforward process to obtain consent from potential clinical trial participants. The majority of consent forms are written using language that is beyond the reading comprehension of the target population. This series explores methods to simplify the informed consent process and make consent documents more understandable to the general population

  1. The Art of Conducting an Effective Informed Consent Discussion

    Beth Harper of Clinical Performance Partners explains how sales and storytelling can be powerful elements of the conversation.

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  2. Informed Consent: How do You Assess a Patient's Understanding?

    Beth Harper of Clinical Performance Partners answers this question and more from a popular webinar presentation on informed consent.

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  3. What Should be Included in the Informed Consent Form?

    Ashley Smith shares what information should be included in the Informed Consent Form (ICF) to ensure clinical trial participants are fully informed.

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  4. Making Your Consent Forms Readable: The Why and the How - Q&A

    In this Q&A, Dr. Wendy Tate of Nimblify, Inc. answers attendee questions from her webinar “Making Your Consent Forms Readable: The Why and the How.” Question topics include NPRM, federal regulations, cost language, central IRBs and more.

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  5. Root Cause Analysis: Reducing Informed Consent Declines

    As part of the clinical research root cause analysis series, this article explores the root cause of patients who decline the informed consent.

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  6. Patient Consent and Eligibility are More than Just a Signature

    Jill Heinz of Injury Care Research explains how her site uses patient-centric techniques to overcome eligibility challenges in chronic pain studies.

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