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Chalking Up Components of Clinical Research

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For any clinical trial, there are a lot of details to understand, and a lot of people who need to understand them. From before the trial begins until well after it ends, research doctors and nurses, study participants, the study sponsor, and even regulatory agencies such as the U.S. FDA need to know how and when the study will be conducted and what happens during and after the trial.

That’s why study documentation is so important. Talk about big data! Multiple thousands of data points are collected and analyzed to ensure that the study—and, ultimately, the new medication we hope is developed—is safe and effective.

So, who needs to know what and when, and how do they get that information? Check out the “chalkboard” display below for an overview of the documents that communicate key components of clinical research.

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To learn more about each component, read on for more details, or give us a shout on Twitter to ask a question.

  1. Protocol
  2. Informed Consent
  3. Case Report Forms
  4. Clinical Study Report
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2019 Perceptions and Insights Study: 01

2019 Perceptions and Insights Study: Part 1

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Kevin Hudziak
April 1st, 20202 minute read

In the first of our two-part infographic series, we focus on a subset of CISCRP’s findings on general perceptions of clinical research.

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 13th, 20207 minute read

Considering a cancer clinical trial? Check out this list of questions to be sure you are informed about the process.

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Driving Progress Against Childhood Cancer

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Leigh Anne Naas
March 11th, 20202 minute read

Explore the infographic to learn about the role of pediatric research in powering progress against childhood cancer.

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Understanding Case Report Forms

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Ayana Rowley Henderson
March 3rd, 20203 minute read

Learn what a Case Report Form is, what the components are, and how they are used in clinical trials.


A Hero’s Journey Through Clinical Trials

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Leigh Anne Naas
February 14th, 20203 minute read

In collaboration with artist John Magnan, we launched a crowd-sourced art project dedicated to clinical trial participants.