Educational Clinical Research Resources

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Aligning Motivations to Transform Clinical Research - DIRECT

It’s no secret that the relationship between clinical research sites and coordinating centers (sponsors/CROs) has historically been strained and information exchange between the two stakeholders is still very manual and ineffective. Sponsors struggle to find sites that can successfully take on their studies, while clinical research sites lack the information they need to make accurate enrollment estimates. Sponsors lack real-time visibility into study status and trial conduct, while sites are required to manually enter data into multiple sponsor systems. These disconnects between the two stakeholders lead to severe consequences and profound inefficiencies in clinical trial conduct.

In this series, we explore how both sites and sponsors can improve research processes and leverage the tools available to them to streamline communication and reduce barriers to effective clinical trial information exchange.