We envision the Forum as an opportunity for leaders of our clinical trial networks to discuss, query, and exchange ideas and experiences regarding important operational issues that arise in running these kinds of infrastructure. This is a meeting for Wonks.
Just as a reminder, in 2013 the first annual Emergency Clinical Trials Network Forum took place in Atlanta during SAEM. Representatives from NETT/PECARN/ROC had a fascinating half day discussion that covered issues and experiences related to:
Monitoring site performance (report cards, dashboards, etc.)
Creating public use datasets
Source document monitoring (risk-based and remote)
In 2014 the second annual Emergency Clinical Trials Network Forum took place in Philadelphia during SCT. Representatives from NETT/PECARN/ROC/StrokeNet had a terrific half day conversation that covered issues and experiences related to:
Network-based Central IRBs (for better or worse) what do we want them to look like and how to get there.
Can screening logs can be made useful or should they be forgone? (scientific value, sampling, entry criteria)
Cheap pragmatic trials (registry based, administrative data based, etc.) a bargain or just shoddy science?
In 2015 the third annual Emergency Clinical Trials Network Forum took place in Washington DC (well Crystal City actually) during SCT. Representatives from NETT/PECARN/StrokeNet had a great half day session about:
Remote source document verification via monitor access to electronic health records redux
Incorporating patient and community stakeholders in trial design. What is the value, and how to do it?
Alternative options for network structure, governance, and funding with a large number of site