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Beginner’s Guide to Telling Your Cancer Center’s Story

If the data your cancer center needs for grant applications currently lives in multiple disconnected systems, requiring you to compile information in cumbersome and often inaccurate spreadsheets, it may be time to consider how technology can help. Research evaluation software can help you tell your center’s story and demonstrate value to the NCI, NIH and

The More You Know: How Research Center Data is Key to Improving Clinical Research

The Challenge with the Current Approach  Metrics, analytics, artificial intelligence, big data…these are the hot topics of clinical research today, all in hopes of finding the magic bullet to plan trials, predict site performance and select the best sites, and execute trials successfully. There are so many initiatives along these lines, and while there are certainly plenty of exciting endeavors and progress being made,

A Founder’s Perspective: 2018 Year in Review

Each year, Forte strives to help customers unleash their research potential, and 2018 was no exception. We had another remarkable year at Forte, with innovations and developments to our products and services, growth at our company and in our customer community, recognition within the clinical research technology industry, and in giving back to our community

Better Together: Site and Sponsor Collaboration to Revolutionize eSource in Clinical Trials 

Forte’s mission to better connect Sites and Sponsors is embodied in the Trial Data Exchange (formerly known as DIRECT). Our goal is to standardize and automate the data exchange between stakeholders rather than relying on per protocol solutions, manual data entry and manual report compilation. While the Trial Data Exchange will be able to exchange

Breaking Down the CCSG: An Overview of the Cancer Center Support Grant

This article is designed to help give you some background on the CCSG. It’s a good starting point if you’re just getting acquainted with the grant and its requirements.

Driving Efficiency through Operational Data Exchange 

We are actively working on several initiatives that will create breakthrough efficiencies within individual Sites and also between Sites and Sponsors.  

Clinical Research & Technology Competency – Where Do We Stand? 

As technology is having an increasingly greater impact on the conduct of clinical research, professionals must learn and manage multiple new systems, tools and technologies requiring broader, more sophisticated skills and competencies.    ACRP has worked to define competencies for the clinical research workforce and technology is encompassed in one of those competencies. However, there’s currently no organized evidence on what

How Personality Plays a Role in Enterprise Software Teams

Recently, we wrote about the roles needed for successful use of enterprise software at an organization. The application coordination staff who make up the core team are key to the success or struggles of software projects. As with any team, members often span a wide range of personality types that influence the group dynamic and

Trial Data Exchange: A Site-Centric Approach to Standardizing Regulatory Management

The Trial Data Exchange will build a two-sided network, allowing sites and sponsors can easily access and share standardized clinical research data, including critical regulatory documents.

Optimizing Your Study Calendar Process to Keep Study Activation on Track

Protocol calendars drive a wide array of study-related activity for teams throughout your organization. To keep your study startup processes on track and ensure quality calendars, it’s important to optimize your calendar-building staff and your processes.

How the UW Carbone Cancer Center Improved Data Management Processes for the CCSG

Learn how UWCCC improved their data management and curation policies, which lead to a unanimous “Outstanding” rating on their recent CCSG renewal.

Forte’s Top Ten Clinical Research Resources of 2018

As we close out 2018 and look back on the year, we are really proud of all the new educational content that we provided to the community. At the end of the day – that’s our #1 goal: to serve our community with relevant information that helps you unleash your research potential.   But –

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