I just got back from a conference where I spent three days asking one simple question over and over again to hundreds of PI's, Trial Managers, and Study Coordinators: "Do you include line items for study inventory & supply management in your Sponsor budgets?"
9 times out of 10 the answer was, "No - but I'd love to learn how!"
When we first set out to build Slope we guessed that clinical research sites would use our platform to organize, track, and manage their lab kits. Our initial goal was to address the big problem of lab kit oversupply that this ACRP blog post does an excellent job of describing.
Within days of our launch we witnessed study sites around the world using our platform to not only track their lab kits, but also their study drugs, devices, equipment, bulk supplies, and shipping materials.
Devices and equipment are absolutely essential to the success of a clinical trial. However, their accuracy and precision does tend to shift over time and with repeated use.
This is where calibration comes into play. The goal of calibration is to ensure that any uncertainty in device and equipment measurements are minimized. To do this, measurements made by a device are compared against a reference instrument or standard to check precision, accuracy, and limits.
Mickella Knapp is a Research Coordinator focused on trial innovations that improve efficiency and patient outcomes. Today she shares her perspective on lab kit supply and how it impact a site’s enrollment and recruitment efforts.
Subject recruitment and retention is unquestionably one of the most important aspects of conducting a clinical research trial.
Your study site’s supply closet can be a chaotic place. Today we'll be exploring a simple inventory management method that can reduce the chaos by ensuring you're always using the right inventory at the right time across all of your clinical trials.