By Stephanie Munroe, Ph.D.
The principal investigator (PI) plays an important role in a clinical trial, regardless of therapeutic area. When conducting complex dermatology clinical trials with difficult to treat, rare, or complicated skin conditions, the study’s success or failure can often hinge on the relationship between the PI and patients. In these challenging dermatology indications, the experience of the investigator can supersede the value of high enrollment numbers.
The success of a clinical trial depends largely on the engagement and experience of the PI. In addition to identifying and recruiting patients, site PIs and their teams conduct study procedures, complete study documentation, and retain patients for outcome assessments.
Continue reading to learn what to look for in a dermatology study investigator.