A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Clinical Trials provides an overview of the entire process of clinical research in one thorough and easy-to-read handbook that offers those involved in clinical research a clear understanding of how the components of a study are related.
It focuses on the practical aspects of the preparation and execution of a clinical trial and offers tools and resources to help the entire team understand how their responsibilities tie together with the tasks and duties of other members.
This allows for better planning and prioritization, and can lead to more effective and successful clinical trials. With practical examples, checklists and forms, this book is a useful guide for planning and conducting clinical trials from beginning to end.
Dr Delva Shamley is a South African graduate and has been in academia for 26 years, 13 of which were spent in the UK. Her training and experience of clinical research comes from Oxford NHS and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Oxford University, UK. Delva has been training and supporting clinicians in Research Methods for many years. She returned to Cape Town in 2011 and started as Deputy Director of the UCT CRC in October of 2013. She has since been appointed as the Interim Director for CRC.
1. Introduction to Clinical Trials 2. Clinical Trial Phases 3. Site Set-up, Assessment visits and Selection 4. Regulatory Requirements 5. Contracts 6. Protocol, Investigator Brochure and Informed Consent Documents 7. Planning 8. Recruitment 9. Training 10. Data Management 11. Pharmacy 12. Transit Laboratory 13. Screening, Treatment and Follow-up Visits 14. Quality checks, Monitoring and Preparing for Audits 15. Close-out of Trial and Archiving