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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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State of the Industry Survey: Provide Your Insight on Today’s Clinical Research Industry

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Help us identify common practices, challenges and topics in today’s clinical research industry.

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Moving Clinical Research Forward at Spring 2017 Onsemble

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This week, Forte customers from around the country met in Dana Point, CA to collaborate on solutions for some of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Working Together to Improve Clinical Research Operations


Founder, CEO and Chief Customer Officer, Shree Kalluri, announces the new and exciting solutions Forte is offering this year to streamline clinical research operations.

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Fostering Excellence in Research: Welcome to the 2017 Spring Onsemble Conference

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This year, conference attendees enjoy the beautiful views of Dana Point, CA and find value in new training courses intended to improve clinical research practices and operations.

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What Does an Effective Cloud-Based CTMS Implementation Really Look Like?


Explore the CTMS implementation process and learn how preparation can increase the success of a system at your research site.

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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. 5 Ways Effort Tracking Benefits your Clinical Research Site

    Understand how tracking effort can benefit your staff and clinical research operations.

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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. How to Start Effort Tracking at Your Clinical Research Site

    Use these six simple steps to implement effort tracking at your clinical research site.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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