SCRS Talks is a platform for sites to hear about valuable information from The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) members and partners. These short interviews will provide insight into key industry topics, current events, new perspectives, and exciting opportunities.
Site-Centric Strategies: Merck's Approach to Collaboration
This special episode spotlights Merck's site-focused initiatives and work that contributed to its designation as the 2023 SCRS Eagle Award sponsor of choice. Jennifer Sheller, VP & Head of Clinical Sites, Data Management & Quality discusses Merck's commitment to increasing trial access, supporting the next generation of research staff, and improving site-centricity.
Meet Global Impact Partner: Tekton Research
Kip McKenzie, CEO of Tekton Research, shares the organization's evolution from a single site to a network of 25 sites, highlighting their commitment to professionalism and growth within the clinical research landscape.
Kip discusses the significance of site voices in driving successful clinical trials and their innovative personnel development strategies and highlights the Tekton University learning management system. Gain insights into their effective engagement with local universities for workforce development and goals for continued collaboration with the clinical research community.
Navigating Site Budgets with Inflation & The Great Resignation
Explore the ramifications of inflation and higher staff attrition on the clinical research industry based on IQVIA's recent whitepaper, 'The Impact Of High Inflation And The Great Resignation On Clinical Site Budgeting.'
Sharon Gordon, former Director of Cost Benchmarking and Site Contracts, Trial Design & Site Engagement, and Morgan King, Manager of Data Analytics and Services at IQVIA Technologies share findings on escalating site costs over the past three years, as well as IQVIA's data collection process and evolving benchmarking strategies. Tune in to hear how sites and sponsors can work together to navigate fair market value negotiations amidst rising costs.
The Unseen Side of Clinical Trials
After working in the clinical research industry for decades, Jim Kremidas unexpectedly found himself on the other side – as a patient searching for a trial. Despite Jim's extensive experience and vast network, finding a trial proved more difficult than expected.
Many of us have not experienced a clinical trial from the patient's point of view. This enlightening episode discusses Jim's perspective as a trial participant, as well as advice for both patients and research professionals on how we can streamline participation in trials.
Inside the World of Clinical Research Project Management with ACRPM
Jess Thompson shares her journey in clinical research project management, shedding light on the mission of the Association of Clinical Research Project Managers (ACRPM) and its global support for professionals in the field.
Jess outlines key aspects that research sites and the industry need to understand about clinical research project management and its impact on fostering innovation and excellence in healthcare practices.
Behind the Scenes of SCRS' European Summit: What to Expect
Piotr Sawicki, SCRS European Summit chair, discusses why this event is a must-attend for global clinical research professionals. Hear about the sessions attendees can look forward to this year and listen in for essential tips to make the most of your experience.
Join us for the 2023 European Site Solutions Summit being held from 13-14 November 2023 in Cascais, Portugal.