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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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Q&A: How to Boost Your End-User Software Training and Support

Mike Lee from Siteman Cancer Center answers attendee questions from his recent webinar on training for software end users.

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Generating Leadership Buy-In for a Clinical Research Business Intelligence Solution

Strategies for convincing leadership to invest in the tools needed to optimize operations and inform strategic decision-making.

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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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Who at My Site Should (or Shouldn’t) be Building Protocol Calendars in My CTMS?

Three protocol calendar building strategies for your clinical research site to consider.

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About the series

Purchasing a new software solution for your clinical research organization is an exciting step towards more efficient clinical trial processes. However, the success of the system at your organization is largely dependent on end user training and support. Ensuring effective user adoption is an essential part of system implementation and can help you gain the most return on investment from your new technology. Here we provide tips and best practices to help you prepare for system implementation and support your end users.

While many of the resources in this series are specific to clinical trial management systems (CTMS), much of the information can be applied to other software solutions.

  1. CTMS Adoption: 4 Tips to Motivate Your End Users

    Tips to help you motivate your end users and increase the likelihood of successful CTMS adoption at your clinical research site.

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  2. How Purposeful User Adoption Can Help You Maximize Your CTMS

    Adaptive and collaborative user adoption strategies can help your site maximize the benefits of your CTMS.

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  3. What the Ideal Cloud-Based CTMS Training Session Should Look Like

    Training and support are key to the success of a clinical trial management system (CTMS) at your research site. Here are some tips to ensure you’re getting the most benefit from your CTMS training.

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  4. 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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  5. Creative Ideas for Training and Supporting CTMS End Users

    Conference presenter, Michael Lee of Washington University in St. Louis, outlines alternative training methods for CTMS end users.

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  6. CTMS User Adoption: How to Establish Staff Buy-In

    Generate staff support when implementing a CTMS to ensure your system is used to its fullest potential.

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