Clinical Trials

Introducing the DIGR-ACT® Solution! Part 6

7/09/2019

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What does ‘C’ stand for?

Do you care whether the actions you took to try to stop an issue from recurring were completed? Does it matter if they actually worked? Of course! Deciding on actions is only part way to fixing a problem. We need to complete the actions and make sure they were effective. That's why there is the ‘C’ step in the DIGR-ACT® solution, where C stands for ‘Check’.

Comment Now! Enhancing the Diversity of Clinical Trial Populations (Draft Guidance)

6/25/2019

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance “Enhancing the Diversity of Clinical Trial Populations - Eligibility Criteria, Enrollment Practices, and Trial Designs”. It is the position of the FDA to enroll subjects who are the target audience for the investigational product once approved. Certain populations are underrepresented in clinical trials, even though they are part of the target audience. The draft guidance outlines methods the sponsor can use to support more diverse enrollment that more accurately reflects the target population, in accordance with requirements in the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA).

Introducing the DIGR-ACT® Solution! Part 5

6/20/2019

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What does ‘A’ stand for?

Don't waste time on root cause analysis, at least not if you won’t use the results! Proper root cause analysis takes effort and resources, and you need to use the output to determine actions to try to stop the issue recurring. This is the ‘A’ step of the DIGR-ACT® solution. Having dug into the issue, you now need to ‘Act’ on what you found.

ICH Releases E8 “General Considerations for Clinical Trials” Draft Revision for Public Comment

6/11/2019

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Clinical trials have become increasingly complex since the ICH E8 guideline on “General Considerations for Clinical Trials” was finalized in 1997. The draft revision is in Step 2b and available for public comment, and there are some interesting changes to note. Specifically, there is a greater emphasis on patient centricity, design of trials with quality in mind, and risk management. The overlying theme is fit-for-purpose quality as an essential consideration for study design. The revision is part of the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Renovation initiative. Previously, the ICH E6 GCP R2 addendum was finalized in 2016.

June NC East/RTP SoCRA Meeting, Workforce Gaps Post RBM: It is Time to “DIG” in!

5/30/2019

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Clinical Research Professionals of North Carolina (a chapter of SoCRA also referred to as NC East or the RTP chapter)

Locations: For more information, click here.

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 EDT

Topic: Workforce Gaps Post RBM: It is Time to “DIG” in!

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