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Electronic Data Capture: Definition, Advantages and Examples
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Published - 13.Oct.2015

The successful research changes across time and progresses. This change, however, moves in accordance with the advancement of technologies and is also responsive to the requirements of all Good Clinical Practices (GCPs). And since clinical research largely depends on the collection and preservation of data, the methods, tools and systems used are of a paramount importance. Acknowledged as navigators for results, they need to be not only up-to-date but effective too, because being updated is not always an equivalent of...MORE >

ICH Good Clinical Practice Online Training
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Published - 12.Oct.2015
SHOULD I CHOOSE GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE ONLINE TRAINING OR A SEMINAR?

Astra Nova Ltd. has been taking care of the training preparation of thousands of clinical research professionals in the past couple of years. We are happy to assist companies as well as individuals in making sure they follow regulations in the right and, of course, the most efficient way. One of the key topics people have been focusing on is that of Good Clinical Practice trainings. With the technological progress we became witnesses of a tremendous educational turn in the...MORE >

Are Ethical Principles in Clinical Research Important?
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Published - 07.Oct.2015
Тhe primary goal is to make sure that all ethical principles in clinical research are kept and followed, without violating patients’ rights.

Clinical research has the purpose to ensure the effectiveness and safety of newly developed medications for human consumption. Crucially, researches are envisioned as the practices which can largely contribute to, form and promise better integrity of health knowledge, improved health of people worldwide and more efficient ways to treat patients and prevent diseases. All of this should be done in consistence with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations, FDA requirements and others. However, to perform clinical research, there is a need...MORE >

Remote Monitoring is better than On-Site Monitoring
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Published - 30.Sep.2015

For the last couple of years the range, size and complexity of clinical trials have increased, while their nature has changed notably. Researches turn out to be more digitally oriented and far more technologically dependent. And with this advancement, the demand for constant updates in terms of research practices is ongoing. In attempts not to let clinical trials fall behind with currently introduced methods, the FDA keeps encouraging new and more effective strategies which are still compliant with Good Clinical...MORE >

Collaboration between Clinical Trials and Managed Care Organizations: Possible or Not?
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Published - 25.Sep.2015

The research environment is in a constant process of being affected by many external and internal factors. Things such as keeping privacy of patients, financial misbalances, not enough trained specialists, lack of trial participants, outdated trial methods, unreliable systems, incompliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations, too much transparency, and the opposite, deprivation of data transparency are all very fragile corners in the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Clinical sector that can turn to problematical points quite easily. They are impactful enough...MORE >

The benefits of crowdfunding for clinical trials
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Published - 14.Sep.2015

Contemporary science is in a rush for quick results. However, when we talk about clinical researches and the Pharmaceutical industry, sometimes results do not come that fast. There is a number of different drawbacks and obstacles which, quite often, become an inseparable part of various research practices. Such holdbacks turn into the biggest challenges which every company is expected to deal with in the most adequate manner so that the study process can continue further on. Whether it is due...MORE >

The Importance of Privacy of patients and confidentiality of clinical trials information
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Published - 07.Sep.2015
Clinical Data Management

Taking part in clinical trials happens voluntarily and it is entirely up to the subject to decide whether to continue their participation in the trial or to terminate it completely. Of course, such participations are surrounded by unavoidable formalities and requirements. One such requirement is for people to submit personal data to the board of researchers before the start date. This information along with the medical records of the patient are supposed to be adequately maintained and preserved during and...MORE >

Astra Nova covers another milestone by the launch of its new Website and LMS system
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Published - 01.Sep.2015

Astra Nova’s recent development is the launch of their new website and online learning platform - LMS (LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM). The new website presents awiderange of relevant opportunities across web technology, e-learning and continuing education in the health professions. Astra nova learning management system is designed to automate and streamline continuing medical education (CME) in medical associations, academic medical centres, education companies, and healthcare systems. Astra Nova is a UK-based training company dedicated to providing education solutions within the Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research...MORE >

Quality Systems in Clinical Trials – The Tools for Optimal Results
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Published - 31.Aug.2015

Looking from a wider perspective, quality stands for a set of characteristics that some sort of service or a product is expected to have in order to be responsive to different requirements, laws, legislations and other formal documents. The concept of quality in the Pharmaceutical sector and clinical trials specifically, is a complex one. It can be defined in various manners depending on the used context and subject matter. Generally speaking, when it comes to clinical studies quality is explained...MORE >

Risk-Based Quality Assurance – The Benefits
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Published - 24.Aug.2015

In any industry which deals with product–development processes, quality assurance becomes an integral part of all of their procedures. When it comes to clinical trials and the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Clinical sector, making sure that high quality is achieved supports Good Clinical Practice (GCP) principles. What is more, it adds up to other quality practices, standards and requirements, thus having a direct impact on the overall relative industry performance. Ever since these particular branches have started to shape and contribute to...MORE >

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