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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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Selecting an EDC solution to support your clinical research requirements can be a confusing and frustrating endeavor. It’s very easy to get lost in the weeds trying to compare the specific details of each system.  While it’s clearly important to ensure key functionality is available within your chosen solution, you need to guard against an […]

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My parents love to tell a story from way back when I was two years old. My recollection is fuzzy for obvious reasons, but as I am told, my folks informed my babysitter that I liked birds. He was trying to keep me entertained by quizzing me on the various species of woodpeckers in our […]

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DIA 2014 Annual Meeting

This year marked the half century mark for the DIA Annual Meeting, and MedNet was very excited to be a part of this milestone celebration.  Year in and year out, I am amazed at how many new people we meet through extensions of the strong relationships we have built for over a decade. Hearing their […]

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