Data Management & Biostatistics

Data Management & Biostatistics

Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence: What Is Their Value as a Synthetic Control Arm?

In times of crisis, there is often value in taking a step back and reassessing some of the traditional ways of doing things. As the clinical research community tackles the issues COVID-19 has raised for ongoing and future studies, we at Premier Research are meeting the challenge of developing alternative paradigms and new ways to...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Premier Insight 272: Delivering the Global Expertise Required to Coordinate a Pediatric Gene Therapy Trial

With their potential for long-term or even curative efficacy, gene therapies are of great interest to researchers, clinicians, patients and caregivers alike. But coordinating and conducting a global, multi-center gene therapy trial is a complex, high-risk undertaking. Beyond the usual protocols and procedures required to ensure patient safety and data quality, gene therapy studies must...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Establishing Risk-Based Monitoring within a Quality-Based System as ‘Best Practice’ for Clinical Studies

Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) makes an impact. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that clinical trial sponsors “provide oversight to ensure adequate protection of the rights, welfare, and safety of human subjects and the quality of the data submitted to FDA.” [US FDA 2019] This has traditionally been accomplished through onsite monitoring visits and...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Risk-Based Quality Management (RBQM) – A Collaborative Approach to Holistic Clinical Trial Oversight

Developing, executing, and overseeing clinical trials is a complex process. Gaining reliable evidence from clinical trials is essential for appropriate decision-making activities regarding trial participants’ safety and the reliability of trial results.  As clinical trials have become more complex, the clinical trial process has faced significant operational challenges. As a result, sponsors must identify proactive...

Data Management & Biostatistics

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Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Leadership Development and Becoming a More Effective Change-maker

They say that great leaders aren’t born, but grow into their positions through sweat and tears. No matter what stage in life, industry, or phase of your career you’re at, it is important to continuously strengthen your skills, and this ongoing development is one of the key values we look to foster in our team...

Data Management & Biostatistics

3 Key Takeaways on Choosing the Right Committee for Medical Device Trials

As medical device regulations evolve and global, multi-center studies become increasingly common, a growing number of sponsors are turning to independent committees such as Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) or Clinical Endpoint Committees (CECs) for assistance with clinical trial oversight. However, given that neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the European Medicines Agency...

Consulting

Decoding the Distinction: DMCs, CECs, and Their Role in Medical Device Research

Data monitoring committees and clinical endpoint committees can provide independent, expert review of study data and opinions to standardize outcomes and optimize data quality to help sponsors meet complex trial monitoring requirements. As global, multi-center medical device studies become increasingly common, trial monitoring is growing more complex. Regulators require that sponsors perform site monitoring to...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

DMC? CEC? Your Guide to Translating Clinical Trial Shorthand

We were reviewing a study protocol for a maker of medical devices, and there was one provision that just didn’t make sense. The sponsor specified a need for regular data monitoring committee meetings, but we didn’t see the need and couldn’t justify the effort. It was a short study involving few sites. In all likelihood,...

Data Management & Biostatistics

Decoding The Distinction: DMCs, CECs, And Their Role In Medical Device Research [Webinar]

As global, multi-center medical device studies become increasingly common, trial monitoring is growing more complex. Regulators require that sponsors perform site monitoring to ensure that investigators are compliant with federal regulations, sponsor agreements, investigational plans, and the requirements set forth by the study’s institutional review board. Additionally, sponsors are responsible for selecting qualified monitors to...