In this book a respected clinical investigator shares his experiences and insights, so that others can share in the excitement of clinical research while avoiding some of the pitfalls that inevitably beset the clinical trialist. This book provides practical advice on how to interact with various ...monitors..., auditors, and project leaders running a trial. It also gives advice on how to recruit patients to the trials. The author examines subjects such as allocation of time, space, and staff. This book is predominantly aimed at doctors performing clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies and will be of great help to Heads of Clinical Research in pharmaceutical companies--also to academic staff in university clinical departments, particularly pharmacology.