ACRO Members Create New Framework to Advance Decentralized Clinical Trials

The Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT) Working Party publishes quality-based principles and risk assessment considerations for patient-focused decentralization of clinical trials.

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2021 Officers and New Member Announcement

December 17, 2020

Washington DC – The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Steve…

COVID-19Lessons Learned

Warping the speed of vaccine development

November 30, 2020

Ironically, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine program did not take “Operation Warp Speed” funding. Even more ironic is the fact that Pfizer got…

COVID-19Lessons Learned

A ‘Holy Grail Moment’ for Clinical Research

November 23, 2020

It was a familiar scenario: A rare disease area of oncology. A new drug candidate. A desire to assess efficacy as safely and quickly as possible, so that if successful, a new therapy could get approved and change lives. But this desire could have been tempered by reality: the trial was going to be challenging and slow…

COVID-19Lessons Learned

Seeing progress through the eyes of patients

November 20, 2020

For the clinical research industry, technological tools improve trial continuity, and generate data that helps power more robust monitoring of safety and quality. They can also be a natural fit for patients. IQVIA also sees study participants liking the direct shipment of medicines, telehealth interactions and at-home visits. In the COVID era and beyond, designing more trials with these kinds of technology-enabled strategies is going to help more people by lowering barriers to participation, and speeding the development of new medicines.

COVID-19Lessons Learned

Are we ready for holistic, virtual access?

November 18, 2020

Diverse technology solutions, like patient telehealth visits, accessing electronic medical records (EMRs) or remote source data verification, can generate vast amounts of data. As the clinical research industry evolves towards its next “new normal” with a higher baseline level of remote monitoring, IQVIA is considering the implications of increasing data access. Are we ready?

COVID-19Lessons Learned

Technology solutions: Weathering a storm, helping envision a future

November 16, 2020

We all had a flurry of unprecedented activity. We were assessing risks to patients and data, and putting in place mitigation strategies to preserve continuity of the studies.” Those strategies involved thousands of amendments to protocols, adapting to sudden changes that impacted patients and sites around the world.

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