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The goal of the Global Health Clinical Trials Programme is to promote and make easier the conduct of non-commercial clinical research across all diseases in resource-poor settings. We present a series of short lectures to provide an introduction to clinical trials and explore some of the challenges facing clinical trialists in resource-limited settings.

Clinical Trials in Resource-Limited Settings Oxford University

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The goal of the Global Health Clinical Trials Programme is to promote and make easier the conduct of non-commercial clinical research across all diseases in resource-poor settings. We present a series of short lectures to provide an introduction to clinical trials and explore some of the challenges facing clinical trialists in resource-limited settings.

    • video
    Occupational Health and Safety in a Research Setting

    Occupational Health and Safety in a Research Setting

    Dr Simon Ndirangu, Bioanalytical Laboratory at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya discusses the importance of implementing occupational health and safety standards in research settings. Effective occupational health and safety programmes reduce work related injuries and illnesses, improve morale and productivity and reduce workers' compensation costs. The success of these programmes relies on committed management, adequate risk assessment, hazard prevention and control and appropriate health and safety training.

    • 19 min
    • video
    Measurement of Drug Levels in Clinical Trials

    Measurement of Drug Levels in Clinical Trials

    Dr Simon Ndirangu, Bioanalytical Laboratory at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya describes the basic concepts of pharmacological clinical trials, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The talk goes on to discuss the various methods used and costs involved as well and other important factors to consider as well as addressing some of the challenges faced in Measuring Drug Levels in Clinical Trials.

    • 18 min
    • video
    Setting Up a Laboratory for Clinical Trials in Resource-Poor Settings

    Setting Up a Laboratory for Clinical Trials in Resource-Poor Settings

    Ken Awuondo, Clinical Trials Laboratory Manager for the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an overview of the requirements for setting up a laboratory in resource-poor settings. From logistics planning to infrastructure development to setting up quality systems, this lecture gives a concise overview of the challenges facing laboratories based in resource-poor settings and provides some constructive advice.

    • 11 min
    • video
    The Role of Laboratory in Clinical Trials

    The Role of Laboratory in Clinical Trials

    Ken Awuondo, Clinical Trials Laboratory Manager for the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an overview of the role of the laboratory in clinical trials. In clinical trials, laboratory tests are used to establish inclusion and exclusion criteria, determine baseline parameters, monitor the safety of the participants and demonstrate the efficacy of the investigational product. The talk wraps up by discussing some of the challenges facing labs in clinical trials.

    • 14 min
    • video
    Data Safety Monitoring Boards: Their Place and Role in Trials

    Data Safety Monitoring Boards: Their Place and Role in Trials

    Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya discusses clinical trial data safety monitoring boards (DSMBs). This introduction starts with a definition of a DSMB and discusses their roles and when they are required. DSMS constitutions, charters and considerations for under developed settings are also discussed.

    • 22 min
    • video
    Clinical Trial Protocol Development

    Clinical Trial Protocol Development

    Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah, Head of Clinical Trials at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand discusses clinical trial protocol development. This lecture is an introduction to the topic and gives an overview from initial concept through to GCP requirements, ethical considerations, study drugs and procedures and safety reporting.

    • 34 min

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