3 Common Clinical Trial Models and Tips for Choosing the Right One

Posted by Chad Birt on Sep 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The last year and a half have been a whirlwind, particularly for clinical researchers. While the trial landscape is ever-evolving, efforts to “slow the spread” of COVID-19 have accelerated the process. 

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Topics: clinical trial, clinical trial strategic planning, clinical trial consulting, clinical trial remote services, Clinical Research, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biostatistics, biometrics, FSP, clinical trials, online meetings, project management, Good Clinical Practice, patient enrollment, FDA inspections

A Guide to Using Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom and MS Teams

Posted by Chad Birt on Sep 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM

A new report from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), found that 42% of Americans are currently working from home full-time.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, online meetings

Earned Value Management in Clinical Trials: Part 2

Posted by Sunil Sadhwani on Sep 15, 2020 5:15:00 AM

An earlier blog had identified the benefits of using Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques in Clinical Studies. This synopsis provides a practical example of how to implement those techniques and making useful decisions from the available data. To support this example, a mock study with the following scope of work, budget and timeline requirements has been established:

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, earned value management, function service provider, clinical project management

7 Stretches to Ease Pain and Boost Work-From-Home Productivity

Posted by Chad Birt on Sep 8, 2020 7:30:00 AM

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies asked employees to leave the office and work from home. This helps reduce the viruses’ spread in work environments but also presents unique challenges.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, work from home, stretching, home office

FSP for All

Posted by Ajay Sadhwani on Aug 25, 2020 6:43:05 PM

As resource forecasting for 2021 commences, it is a good time to visit existing resourcing models to ensure they can satisfy the demands of your development pipeline. One model worthy of consideration in a variety of areas is the Functional Sourcing Model (FSP). While FSP is traditionally thought of as applicable to companies with large programs and pipelines, it is increasingly being used by smaller companies who want the same benefits afforded by the FSP model which include: risk mitigation via tighter control over operational processes, consistency, scalability and flexibility in resource management, and cost controls on clinical trial conduct.

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Topics: clinical trial, fda, Clinical Research, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, FSP

Recognizing 5 Women Entrepreneurs of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries

Posted by Chad Birt on Aug 20, 2020 10:39:04 AM

In January 2017, our founder, Ann Conner, established Harbor Clinical as a woman-owned business. Two years later, in January 2019, we were certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is America’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Topics: Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, wbenc, WomeninBusiness

7 Tips for Enhancing Medical Writing Quality and Efficiency

Posted by Ann Conner on Jul 28, 2020 2:47:33 PM

As sponsors continue to restart paused studies, there will be a flurry of medical writing activities taking place to support IND submissions, investigator brochures, protocols, and other documents. Given that, below are tips to help improve the quality and efficiency in creating these documents.

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Topics: clinical trial, fda, Clinical Research, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical writing

Vacation Planning in 2020

Posted by Ann Conner on Jul 14, 2020 8:04:00 AM

by Larry Claflin Jr.

Planning a vacation in the middle of a global pandemic with limited travel options?

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Topics: Clinical Research, Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, vacations

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