The Syneos Health Podcast

CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL EDITION, Episode 7: Continuity in Clinical Trials

April 02, 2020 Jeffrey Stewart
The Syneos Health Podcast
CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL EDITION, Episode 7: Continuity in Clinical Trials
Show Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting clinical trials in many ways, not the least of which being the ability for sponsors to continue traditional oversight activities such as on-site clinical trial monitoring. The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) has issued recommendations for clinical trial monitoring that will help maintain continuity in clinical trials wherever possible.

In this episode in our Coronavirus Special Edition Series, Paul Colvin, President, Clinical Solutions and Nicole Stansbury, Vice President, Global Clinical Monitoring at Syneos Health, discuss the role of risk-based monitoring and  opportunities for remote options that can potentially ensure continuity, trial viability and data preservation through this pandemic and beyond.

Read more about remote risk-based monitoring in action in this Clinical Leader article, and be sure to watch our webinar on implementing remote clinical trial monitoring.

Stay tuned for more installments of the Coronavirus Special Edition Series, which will explore, from an operational standpoint, the impact of COVID-19 on the biopharma industry, the challenges for rapid R&D in an outbreak environment, and the opportunities to leverage technology and innovation to address these critical issues. Additional materials and insights can also be found in our COVID-19 Resource Center.

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* This episode was recorded on 3/26/2020.