Jo Sanders is the Operations Manager at Christchurch Clinical
Studies Trust (CCST), an early phase clinical trials unit. Her role is to ensure timely delivery of
clinical trials with subject safety, quality and integrity of data being the
Jo has worked in clinical research since 1992, she has extensive
clinical research experience specialising in haematology/bone marrow
transplantation having managed the Haematology Clinical Trials unit at
Christchurch Hospital for 15 years.
research is becoming more complex. With this increase in complexity comes a
demand for systems that allow processes to be more streamlined.
Requests for site
information and documents are consistent across all studies regardless if they
are from a sponsor, CRO, or a collaborative group.
The amount of
work required to action requests for site documentation in a timely manner
requires a significant amount of time and resources. There are systems available to help
streamline these processes allowing a one stop shop for sponsor, CROs, and
collaborative groups. The advantage of
these systems is that they ensure the information can be downloaded when they
require it and are not waiting for busy sites to respond to their requests.
Portal is a commercially available system.
I will discuss this system and the impact it has had in our site’s