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Importance of Data Privacy and Security in Trials: An Overview for Students of Clinical Research Training

Clinical trials are essential for the development of new treatments. With this in mind, it becomes even more important to make sure sensitive data is protected in the process. This is especially true when these trials rely increasingly on digital file storage. Volunteers in these trials trust researchers’ ability to keep their data safe and secure, as well as protect their privacy. This can help prevent avoidable issues from occurring at any phase in the process, and reassure participants that their sensitive information is safe, secure, and confidential. By understanding the importance of protecting sensitive data from the view of.. READ MORE »

Good Pharmacovigilance Practices for Students in Clinical Research Programs to Follow

In the field of clinical research, pharmacovigilance represents the analysis and monitoring of drugs and medications to prevent adverse effects. In order to ensure drug safety and prevent adverse events, Health Canada has generated a list of strict practices and guidelines that must be followed by clinical research professionals and drug manufacturers. The health authority also has an inspection program in place to provide independent oversight and evaluation of manufacturer adherence to mandated reporting of adverse drug reactions, and of any efficacy failures found in new drugs.  To understand more on the need to employ pharmacovigilance practices, and what some.. READ MORE »

Practicing Good Time Management When Taking Clinical Research Training Courses Online

The importance of time management in clinical trials can’t be understated, with delays and missed deadlines quickly maxing out budgets, and having the potential to terminate trials altogether. Many missed trial deadlines, according to some research, occur due to poor project management and inefficient use of time rather than poorly executed scientific approaches.  With this in mind, it makes sense for students of clinical research training to get into the habit of practicing superior time management strategies now, before they begin working professionally. Here are a few basic yet effective approaches to follow.  Set Your Goals When you’re taking your.. READ MORE »

Curious About CCRP Courses? Discover These Facts About Natural Health Product Licensing

The career of someone involved in clinical research has a lot to do with pharmaceutical and health products, but this isn’t only limited to the prescription medications that may initially come to mind. Natural Health Products (NHPs) are substances that don’t require a prescription to purchase, and includes, but is not limited to:         Vitamins         Minerals         Herbal remedies         Homeopathic medicines         Probiotics         Chinese traditional medicines         Ayurvedic traditional medicines According to a 2010 Ipsos-Reid survey,.. READ MORE »

An Intro to Literature Reviews for Clinical Research Training

Before diving into primary research, a responsible researcher will examine, evaluate, and synthesize what has already been published on the subject by writing a literature review. This article provides a succinct overview of the relevant findings on a given topic and helps researchers identify relevant frameworks for their upcoming project. Although many researchers are eager to launch new clinical trials after completing their training, it is imperative to conduct a literature review first. Understanding literature reviews will help you maximize originality, relevance, and impact in your future research career. What Is the Purpose of Literature Reviews After Clinical Research Training?.. READ MORE »

Considering CCRP Training? Know These Basic Biostatistics Concepts

When we read health-related statistics such as 1 in 8 Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer, or that men are typically diagnosed with heart disease around 10 years younger than women in Canada, we have biostatistics to thank for these important conclusions. Biostatistics involves analyzing and interpreting data drawn from health sciences in order to better understand public health concerns such as chronic disease, cancer, and AIDS, as well as critical concepts such as human development and the relationship between genetics and the environment. Biostatistics also plays a key role in many scientific fields, including:  biology clinical medicine.. READ MORE »

Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics and What They Mean for Students in Clinical Research Training

Over the past decade Canada has made significant investments into clinical trial health research through educational institutions, research centres, and hospitals. These investments are intended to maintain Canada’s status as a top site for global pharmaceutical companies to do clinical trial research. It is therefore important for anyone interested in clinical research to understand the roles of different branches of statistics in this area of study. From research and development to post-marketing monitoring of pharmaceuticals, clinical research relies on statistics. To test hypotheses, answer questions, and adhere to regulations, a study or trial must be designed to gather the appropriate.. READ MORE »

In Clinical Research Training? Here’s How a Heart Medication Could Help Treat Cancer

As cancer treatment research works towards drugs that have anti-aging properties, this may help treat or prevent the spread of growths. Since poorly aging cells can enable the development of the disease, this could act as an effective treatment. The process of aging in cells is called senescence. Senescence is normal and is the body’s way of getting rid of older, damaged matter. However, when the process is not taking place normally, it is thought that this can allow tumors to grow. Drugs that eliminate poorly aging cells are called senolytics. Read on for how scientists have discovered a pre-existing.. READ MORE »

History for Clinical Research Courses: The First Clinical Trial

James Lind is thought to be the first person to conduct a clinical research trial. His focus was on scurvy and how it could be treated. Interestingly enough, Lind’s theories and conclusions differ from what we know to be true today. So, although his trials didn’t necessarily lead to the entire answer, they were the beginning of a primary research method used today in the world of medicine. If you’re curious about how a doctor used first-hand experience, previous reports of scurvy, and observations on 12 sick subjects to conduct the first clinical trial, read on! You may learn a.. READ MORE »

Why Are Professionals with Clinical Research Training Investigating Sea Sponges?

Novel compounds found in sea sponges have shown promise for pharmaceutical applications. If you’re interested in clinical research training, learn more here.

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