A clinical monitoring visit is an important step to ensuring a study is maintaining compliance and staying on track.
These days, more sponsors are supplementing on-site visits with remote monitoring. Regardless of the format, what happens before and after the visit is just as important as what happens during it.
As monitors, we spend a decent amount of time preparing for the visit – before we even head out the door. On the road, we’ve noticed that the most effective site coordinators tend to be those who also prepare for the visit. Spending an extra hour or two before the visit can decrease the amount of queries, follow-up items and even the length of the visit itself.
Here is a short overview of what research coordinators can expect from a clinical trial monitoring visit and five steps they can take to prepare.