Three researchers at Bayer Pharmaceuticals are conducting a randomized controlled trial to help sleep apnea patients manage their symptoms with a new medication. But their Phase 1 trial presented this trio more challenges than they’d bargained for. They faced tight timelines, a new enrollment site, unexpected response levels, and a global pandemic. read more

The number of virtual studies has increased by 145% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual studies present a number of opportunities for improving participant recruitment, participant experience and collecting more robust data, but also provide challenges when it comes to participant retention. In 2019, just 9.2% of studies were self-described as virtual and read more

“Everything came to a screeching halt,” she recalls. Her entire research project and recruitment strategy evaporated overnight. Kavita realized that to continue her research, she had to take the whole project online. This was a daunting task. She needed to learn an entirely new set of skills and create custom processes for the study. Although she had no experience with any of it, she had to get it done in record time. read more

COVID-19 has caused massive upheaval within the clinical trials industry with studies being paused, delayed or cancelled, and there is no sense of when they may resume as normal. In some cases sponsors and government institutions have redirected huge amounts of resources towards COVID-19 related research in response to the pandemic, leaving other studies vulnerable read more

Planning for your study

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, putting together a plan and consistent communication with your study participants is more important than ever. By being proactive, you can keep your participants out of harm’s way and minimize delays once your study resumes. What You Can Do Now At this time, read more

Your Guide to 2020’s Best Clinical Trial Conferences

While you can read blogs, listen to podcasts, and follow your favorite thought leaders on social media, nothing compares with meeting others face-to-face at a conference. People attend conferences for a lot of different reasons, but most is the chance to connect with peers and build professional networks. There is also the added bonus of read more

Great advertising pulls it’s audience in and doesn’t let it go. Playing with emotions, using relatable images, and relying on humor are just some of the techniques marketers use to capture attention and to leave a lasting impression.  Ad delivery through digital media has become the most effective way to connect with potential research participants. read more

With thousands of blogs about developments in the clinical trials and healthcare industries, it can be a challenge to find credible content that is relevant and timely. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and put together a guide to 25 of the best clinical research and healthcare industry-related blogs and websites to follow read more

We’ve identified six phases of the typical enrollment process for clinical trials. Each phase has specific goals and challenges that we highlight. To manage the enrollment process from start to finish, you need to monitor the data from each phase and identify and address problem areas as they emerge. In instances of multi-site trials, collecting read more

Advertising your study to qualified potential participants can be a big challenge. This is even harder when your expertise isn’t related to marketing. However, there are some easy things you can do to improve your communication about your study with potential participants.  One approach is to develop a brand for your study that sets it read more