Do you feel acuity and complexity of protocols and patient populations play a large part in determining work effort?
Are there established tools that would allow sites to score a study before it even goes to IRB in order to understand what effort it might entail?
Can you share some more examples of systems available for tracking effort?
A general internet search on “time and motion” software will reveal a plethora of programs available, but again, these are not specific to research, which is why I like to advocate using your CTMS program and, ideally, uploading the data to Research Resonance Network (if you are not a user of Forte’s systems) so we can gain a larger pool of benchmark data that is research specific.However, here are some possible other resources that were mentioned by attendees. I do not have specific experience with any of these programs but you may be interested in exploring further:
A few mobile apps are available, however, I do not know anyone who has used or adapted these for the world of clinical research:
Can you suggest any general online learning sources, links, articles, etc.?
Beyond the various articles outlined in the initial and most recent webinar, you might check out resources related to Six Sigma, lean manufacturing or other industrial engineering courses where many of these principles were developed. Here are a few links to get you started:
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