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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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Exploring Common Practices and Challenges in Today’s Research Industry

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Download your copy of our industry report to explore common challenges and practices in today’s clinical research landscape.

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5 Takeaways for More Patient-Centric Clinical Trials

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Expert panelists address key challenges and opportunities for increased patient centricity in clinical trials.

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Three Characteristics of Successful End-User Software Training

Forte’s training manager provides advice on how to generate buy-in and successfully train new users.

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[Q&A] How to Hire and Retain a Top Tier Clinical Research Team


Webinar presenters address attendee questions on best practices for interviewing and engaging clinical research site employees.

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5 Reasons Excel Spreadsheets Can’t Keep Pace with a CTMS

Although common within the industry, spreadsheets are not optimal for managing clinical trials. Here are five reasons they fall short compared to a Clinical Trial Management System.

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About the series

Many research organizations struggle with high employee turnover and must continuously hire and train new staff members. This can put a strain on an organization’s resources and quality of work, impacting productivity and time that could be allocated to more pressing trial operations. In this series, we explore effective hiring practices that can help you build a successful clinical research team and provide strategies to decrease staff turnover and engage your current employees.

  1. How to Reduce the Effects of Turnover at Your Clinical Research Site

    For clinical research sites, on-boarding new staff can be a time-consuming challenge. Consider these strategies to decrease employee turnover and build a talented research team.

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  2. Hiring CRAs: Shifting the Research Industry’s Focus on Experience to Competency

    Learn the qualities of an ideal CRA and the necessary competencies for success in the clinical research industry.

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  3. Reduce Employee Turnover at Your Clinical Research Site

    Employee motivation is a key ingredient for retaining staff at your site. Learn techniques to motivate your employees.

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  4. How to Motivate and Retain Study Coordinators – Q&A

    Webinar presenter explains the benefits of “stay interviews” and provides tips for motivating clinical research site employees.

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  5. Reducing Turnover of Study Coordinators at Clinical Research Sites

    In my experience as a Clinical Research Associate, I’ve observed the working patterns of CRCs, and I’m not surprised by the high attrition rate.

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  6. 4 Ways Mentoring Programs Benefit Your Clinical Research Staff

    Manage and reduce employee turnover at your clinical research site by adopting a training program focused on helping staff members succeed.

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