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“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost Every 4th of July, there is trail race held in the shadow of Carlton Peak on Minnesota’s North Shore. The Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run is a beast of a race featuring many hills, single track trails, and quite famously, lots of mud. The Tofte […]

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MedNet is pleased to present the following guest post from Lauren Shinaberry at Business & Decision Life Sciences. As a trainer for CDISC, I am often asked to give a combination of SDTM and CDASH sessions back-to-back.  We spend two days discussing the variable naming rules and assumptions and the relatively strict structure of datasets for SDTM […]

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MedNet Solutions hosted its third annual iMedNet User Group Meeting in Minneapolis last week in the midst of some beautiful, late October weather. We had a great turnout of customers who attended to hear updates on MedNet’s busy year, to gain additional insights into iMedNet’s feature set, to network with MedNet staff and their colleagues, […]

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CROs (Contract Research Organizations) have always been complex institutions that address Sponsors’ (Pharma, Biotech, Device and Diagnostic companies’) project and/or program requirements across multiple functional and therapeutic areas with a good level of “personalization.” That never changes! Sponsors today are putting more pressure on CROs than ever before to deliver innovative services and technology solutions […]

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The 2014 Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Annual Conference focused on three primary themes: CDISC Standards (CDASH, SDTM, ADaM, ODM), Risk-Based Monitoring, and the changing role of Clinical Data Managers. Certainly other topics – such as eSource and EHR systems, regulatory trends and opinions, improving data quality, detecting fraud, and many more – were […]

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MedNet is pleased to present the following guest post from Claudia Andreu-Vieyra of Oncotherapeutics. In recent years, there has been a growing trend in the pharmaceutical industry sector to outsource research and development functions, including clinical trials, to contract research organizations (CROs). This trend is driven, at least in part, by the need to make […]

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According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the definition of a “team” is “a group of people who work together” and are “marked by devotion to teamwork rather than individual achievement.” Team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, share authority and responsibility for self-management, are accountable for their collective performance, and work toward a common goal […]

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Everything I will ever need to know about customer service I learned one Saturday growing up in Neenah, Wisconsin in the 1960’s. My father (Harry Sherwood) was Sales Manager for Hewitt Transmission Co at the time. Hewitt was in the power transmission distribution business and their job was to keep all the paper making machines […]

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A Checklist for CROs and Sponsors Continued advances in eClinical technology innovations provide key benefits and overall cost savings to CROs and sponsors of all sizes. Clinical trial data volume is expanding exponentially year after year due in part to additional regulatory requirements and heightened patient safety concerns. The large volume of related study data […]

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