Acting out? Points to consider when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design
From a medical perspective, addressing concepts of physical activity and activity capacity, vital signs (like heart rate or blood pressure), and/or sleep quality in a real-time manner rather than a snap-shot at a visit, make perfect sense and could enrich the value story of novel therapies. However, when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design, there are several points to be considered, including issues of validity, data transfer and data analysis [...]
The “Do’s and Don’ts” when searching clinical trials registers
Searching clinical trial registers is a “must have” in clinical research and evidence based medicine. However, the different registers have their unique characteristics and there are several issues to be kept in mind when searching clinical trial registers, especially when the standards of evidence based medicine need to be fulfilled [...]
Precision medicine clinical trials – How far are we in personalized medicine?
Using precision medicine as an aid to plan clinical trials catches much attention in the present era of drug development. Several innovative precision medicine initiatives have launched clinical trials for complex diseases.
Inform to engage: 4 reasons why patient centricity is not just a buzz word
For successful patient engagement keep information high and live patient centricity throughout your study. How? Let’s explore some approaches by having a closer look at 4 reasons why patient centricity is not just a buzz word.
Databases for systematic literature searches
Systematic literature searches are an essential tool of evidence based medicine and as such unavoidable in almost every part of medical research. Their aim is to identify as much available evidence regarding a specific scientific question as possible, by use of a focused, pre-defined and unbiased search strategy.
A quick guide to your non-interventional study
Contrary to the outdated image of the non-interventional study (NIS) as a pure marketing instrument, this kind of study is particularly suitable for emphasizing the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of a drug under real life conditions. A quick guide for the planning of your NIS.