Pre-Study Visits and Site Initiation Visits

Clinops toolkit study monitoring visits and site initiation

Pre-Study Visits Depending on the company you work for and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), you may be required to complete an in-person Pre-Study Visit (PSV) before an investigator is initiated to join a clinical trial. In some cases, you may even be able to perform this via telephone, web-conference, or it might be waived…

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Introduction to Monitoring

monitoring tools to save you time

I’ve been out on the road for the past few weeks assisting some other monitors to review patient’s medical records and the data that has been collected for the clinical trial. It occurs to me, that it would be beneficial at this point to further describe to you the roles and expectations of a Clinical…

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Staying Flexible and Creating my CV

Working at home isn’t all bad but I have to stay focused and shoo off distractions like my little yorkie, George. I have been kicked back at home in my bunny slippers pouring through the SOPs and online training courses for my new CRA gig. As of orientation, I was assigned to one study but…

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New Hire Orientation

New Hire Orientation for a Clinical Research Associate Day One of Orientation I have been at new hire orientation all week. We started at 8:30a on Monday with HR. They reviewed new employee stuff including company history, benefits, and general company information. I was greeted at lunch by two long-time employees who took me out…

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The Offer(s)

pros many, cons any?

I’m sitting in the airport heading home from my interview. I hope this will be the last interview for a while. Every 6 months I get the urge to switch jobs so I finally just chose a job that changes every 6 months, Clinical Research Associate (CRA). A CRA is responsible for traveling to MD…

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