Clinical Research Management: Complimentary Materials

Books  |  Clinical Research  |  Education and Training
Posted Jun 29, 2022

The complementary materials in this book have been created based on years of teaching and working in the clinical research management field. The original book A CLINICAL TRIAL WORKBOOK: Material to Complement Research Education and Training Programs was published in 2016. The intent was to provide tools and resources to assist in the training and education of present and future professionals in the field. The materials in that book have been used in many different courses including ethical conduct of research, contracts and budgets, scientific review boards, clinical research operations, monitoring of clinical trials, leadership and project management.

Since 2016, we have received many requests for additional materials. This new book is a compilation of materials from the original book (many revised) and additional materials requested. Materials include multiple protocols (including medical device), consent forms (including an assent form), clinical trial study site and sponsor budgets, clinical trial agreements, data management materials, recruitment ads, case report forms (CRFs), and other study documents. This book includes a study site Business Plan. The Plan includes study roles, facility information, site background, equipments, staff backgrounds and qualifications, staff training program, pay rates and more. It can be used to create assignments and activities such as developing a study budget; determining feasibility of a site for a study based on qualifications, resources, and space; data management plans; recruitment plans and activities; CRFs; and more.

Feedback from faculty and trainers that have used the materials in the previous book include:

“Until I found this book, I struggled to find materials to use in my budget management course. I have used the protocol for students to develop clinical trial budgets. I look forward to the new book with its additional materials and site business plan to incorporate more activities in my course.”

“We have used the protocol to have students create CRFs for various visits. It is a practical, hands-on experience for them. They learn much more than they would by just reviewing a CRF.”

“I have included this book in my research ethics course for the past 3 years. The materials are relevant to human subject research and demonstrate how to be compliant and ethical with study documents. Students also review the documents in relation to FDA CFRs to determine if they are compliant and how they might be improved.”