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Report on Best practices in Quality Assurance Management according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations
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Published - 13.Apr.2016
Best practices in Quality Assurance Management according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations

Research professionals may sometimes be short on time and are unable to sign up for a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) training course even if it’s compulsory to them. Other times it’s about the additional and unplanned costs which are out of their pre-set budget. Quite often, then, that urges people to seek alternative ways for learning and gaining industry-related skills. But finding accurate information presented in an adequately synthesized manner may be challenging. We at Astra Nova realize that no...MORE >

What are the key factors for choosing the best training provider in the pharma and clinical research industry?
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Published - 06.Apr.2016
What are the key factors for choosing the best training provider in the pharma and clinical research industry?

A company is truly alive and functional not only when it has qualified personnel that triggers productivity but when it has returning clients as well. Yet, a company truly survives and grows when it offers satisfying services. Undoubtedly, having smart corporate services transforms into a respected business trademark, acknowledged by customers and partners not simply on a local level but also all around the world. This is the key to success in terms of revenue, practices, goals, and, last but...MORE >

5 Hot Trends in Clinical Research
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Published - 30.Mar.2016
5 Hot Trends in Clinical Research

The clinical research industry we know today is experiencing significant facelift. That’s not just something natural but also something that has long been expected, taking into consideration the fact that clients’ needs, researchers’ demands, as well as the methodologies, tools, systems and techniques used are also undergoing major changes. New trends are emerging along the way. Boundaries are falling down and more trial procedures are conducted in countries such as Israel, India, Mexico, South Korea, China and others. On top...MORE >

System Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures in Clinical Trials
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System Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures in Clinical Trials

The FDA’s regulation on electronic records and electronic signatures represents an equal approach that eases the management of paperless systems. Such systems are said to bring a great variety of advantages like: reduced cost when it comes to data storage; much better ability to merge, exchange and search data; speeded up process of information exchange; decreased percentage of variability and errors.  Electronic records and electronic signatures have the same meaning and importance as paper records and hand-written signatures. In essence, Electronic...MORE >

What are Astra Nova’s Top 5 Online Clinical Research Courses?
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Published - 24.Mar.2016
Top 5 Online Clinical Research Courses

Proper education and sufficient training in the field of clinical research both have gained and continue to gain bigger importance during the last years. While 10 years ago, for instance, it might have been enough for a person to be given a specific job description with the expectation that he/she would be able to fit in the position one way or another. With the help of qualified mentors, jumping into a completely new role proved to be much easier even...MORE >

Continued Growth in the Clinical Outsourcing Market By 2020
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Published - 16.Mar.2016
Continued Growth in the Clinical Outsourcing Market By 2020

The following couple of years are expected to construct a truly proliferating timeframe for the clinical trial sector. We often hear how joining the field is one of the wisest decisions to make when it comes to one’s professional development. And now is just the right time to finally do it.  There are noted improvements in the knowledge and treatments of a number of serious diseases. But this knowledge is also combined with the use of innovative technologies, adoption of...MORE >

5 Most Useful Books on Clinical Research
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Published - 09.Mar.2016
Most Useful Books on Clinical Research

It is true that industry after industry embark on new practices which are highly dependent on technology. That’s become something natural even when it comes to the Pharmaceutical, Clinical and Medical sector as well. Whether it is to perform a task, to conduct a regular check-up routine, carry out a trial, implement quality control and assurance procedures, recruit patients, publish information and so on, clinical research widely relies on various devices and technological developments. However, when we talk about learning,...MORE >

Social Media: Valuable Tool in Clinical Research
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Published - 01.Mar.2016
Social Media Valuable Tool in Clinical Research

In our fast developing world pretty much all kinds of advancements depend on the symbiosis between people and technology. Using computers and other electronic devices has become so fundamental that without them any type of innovation or progress turns out to be unimaginable, not to say impossible. Technology opens many doors and provides with innumerable sources of valuable information. But to learn about something and to gain knowledge about one subject or another in order to improve the current status...MORE >

5 Key Steps to Perform Successful Systematic Reviews
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Published - 17.Feb.2016
5 Key Steps to Perform Successful Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews represent a fundamental part of evidence-based healthcare. But why is it called systematic? How does it gain this adjective? In clinical trials a review can be defined as systematic only when it covers several key elements. Precisely, a systematic review is the one that is founded on a clearly structured question, is related to a relevant study, assesses its quality and efficacy, and lastly, offers a summary of empirical evidences accompanied by effective approaches. It is exactly due...MORE >

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