Conducting Clinical Research

A "Tell-It-Like-It-Really-Is" Look at Conducting Clinical Research

You will discover how to

  Attract drug companies to your site
  Land a study on good terms
  Recruit patient volunteers—and keep them happy!
  Implement easy strategies for coordinating studies
  Organize your clinical trial activities
  Demystify regulatory requirements

Conducting Clinical Research is a practical, user-friendly how-to manual for medical professionals—physicians, nurses, study coordinators and investigators—who are interested in learning what it takes to carry out clinical trials. Everything is covered, from how drugs are developed to the nuts and bolts of implementing the details to ethical and social issues. Comprehensive appendices offer essential background, resources, sample forms and worksheets, and information about careers and training programs.

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Praise for Conducting Clinical Research

“Successfully covers… clinical trials. Practical considerations… are all covered. Many substantive insights… substantial background and resource information. The text is well written… fills an important need.”

Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 146 No. 7, pg. 544, 3 April 2007

“5 Stars! (100 out of 100)… This is a must have for novice or experienced clinical researchers… the book is also appropriate for study coordinators, research nurses, and investigators engaged in clinical research.”

—Doody’s Review: Expert Review, Diane M. Tomasic, EdD, RN (West Liberty State College), © Doody’s Review Service 2007

“A truly useful guide… thoughtfully organized… highly informative… of great value to clinical investigators along with study nurses and, most importantly, clinical research coordinators… fills a gap in clinical research knowledge.”

—Steven M. Opal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Brown Medical School, Chief, Infectious Disease Division, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

“A readable, insightful overview of research conduct for healthcare worker.”

—Henry Masur, MD, Chief, Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

“… combines practical tips and tools for conducting research with thoughtful discussions of ethical and social issues. Both are essential for anyone conducting clinical research. The writing is detailed, clear and often amusing. . .”

—Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 2008 Conducting Clinical Research

“Dr. Stone’s book provides an educational foundation for the novice researcher and is a necessary reference for all clinical research personnel… a ‘must read’ for all study coordinators, research nurses, and investigators.”

—Kari Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, clinical scientist, former assistant professor at UNCW School of Nursing

“An authentic comprehensive guide for clinicians who are conducting clinical research. It is destined to become the Bible for all those who wish to get involved with clinical trials.”

—Donald Poretz, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University

“A great learning tool… Your commentary on the ethical implications [of overseas trials] was very useful, insightful, and timely.”

—Sarah Noonberg, MD, PhD, Chiron Corporation, Associate Director, General Medicines Therapeutic Unit

“Tells the investigational clinical research story from an investigator’s perspective, warts and all, in a pointedly good-humored way.”

—Ron Montgomery, former CRA and consultant