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eConsent as part of a patient journey

eConsent compared Achieving effective confirmation from the participant of their understanding and acceptance for their participation in a clinical trial is fundamentally critical in all regards. It is good for the patient, good for the research and good for the sponsor. It is also a legal requirement in most countries. A poorly informed participant may be a reluctant, poorly engaged…

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Where do your patients sit on the engagement scale?

Sponsors have traditionally been hands-off when it comes to the relationship a patient may have with clinical research. They might provide materials to the site that in turn are passed onto the patient. They are required of course to provide a consent form. However, do they actually support the ‘engagement’? Interventional clinical trials, by their definition, intervene with a patient’s…

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Virtual trials for Cystic Fibrosis

I was honoured to be invited to speak at the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) clinical trials conference in Manchester, UK last week. About Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a critical and debilitating illness that has historically shortened the lives of many individuals around the world. Fortunately, treatments have continued to improve outcomes, taking the median life expectancy of 5 years in…

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The secret key to unlock BYOD eCOA in clinical trials

Take a look at the people around you. Do you see anyone who doesn’t own a smartphone? Do you know anyone who doesn’t have access to an internet-enabled device? In all parts of the world, more and more people have access to online systems. It’s perhaps not even necessary to quote the actual metrics, but just for the record, there…

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Remote Research Model – Operational Matters

Kai Langel 3rd October 2016 No Comments

In this second article of our remote research series, we’re focusing on operational aspects of the VERKKO study and remote studies in general. In case you missed our first article about the role of the site, you can still access it here. Conducting a virtual study is an innovative approach requiring the clinical research team to learn some new skills…

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