Guest Column | March 17, 2015

Addressing Diversity In Clinical Trials: Clinical Research Services


By Shann Williams And Michelle Walter

A recently released food and drug administration (FDA) report encourages enrollment of more women and minorities in clinical trials. The report identifies three priorities in order to address this need: participation, data quality, and transparency. Clinical research organizations (CROs) can help guide sponsors in all of these areas in order to ensure that their drug and device applications not only meet all of the current requirements, but that they are at the forefront of the direction of the FDA and of biomedical research as a whole.