Please take time to view Sandra Maddock’s article “ Ensuring Proper Training for Clinical Research Staff in Less Time” that was recently posted on GxP Lifeline. With the clinical research industry experiencing continued growth, it only makes sense then that clinical research professionals need continuing education to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry.
But here’s the reality: many clinical research associates spend as much as 75 percent of their time on the road. They’re so busy traveling from one site to the next that it’s difficult to find the time to keep up on the latest regulations, which can directly impact a study’s compliance. Additionally, clinical research sponsor organizations may be reluctant to invest in the training and development their staff needs due to high turnover and costs, and lack of time.
So the question is how much training is necessary for clinical research professionals, and how can sponsors find more cost-effective ways to provide it?
Please feel free to download the article and share your thoughts with us.