By Jenna Rouse, Chief Experience Officer
Effective clinical research training can help to ensure protocol compliance and avoid errors. However, the industry traditionally has viewed the need for training as, at best, an item to check off a list to get a study off the ground and, at worst, a burden to sponsors and research sites alike.
According to reports, this push-and-pull dynamic is the result of years of sponsors needing to comply with regulations that mandate training on study protocols, in addition to GCPs’ and sites’ desire for shorter training schedules.
A better approach the industry is looking at to resolve some of these issues is simulation-based training methods, which allow research staff to practice key tasks and procedures in a safe environment. This training type can help improve competency, reduce errors, and boost performance. Access the full document to learn how the training method can also provide opportunities for individuals in clinical research to acquire, retain and apply knowledge.