Do you have a dedicated space for monitors when they visit?
Yes. Our office has 1 dedicated monitor rooms, as well as a private office, that can be used for monitoring purposes. All monitor space is equipped with separate high-speed internet access, printers and common office supplies.
Do monitors have access to fax machines & copiers?
Yes. Our office is equipped with state of the art print/copy/scan/fax machines. It is located next to the monitoring rooms in a convenient location
What are your hours of operation?
8 AM to 6 PM; Monday – Friday and Open during weekends if required by the protocol.
Do you have a lab in your office?
Yes. Our CLIA-waived certified lab is fully equipped with a centrifuge, -20 degree, phlebotomy station, 24-hour temperature monitoring, ECG, HbA1c, Microscope, storage space for all study specific lab equipment and a computer with printer/fax/scan.
Do you have a patient database?
We use CTMS for our Clinical Trial Management System. Currently, we have over 4000 active research patients and growing. We have access to our investigators patient database around 15000 active patient list.
Do you use electronic medical records (EMR)?
Yes, we use EPIC EMR.
How much notice do you require before scheduling monitoring visits?
We appreciate scheduling monitor visits with 2 weeks notice, but we are able to accommodate our monitors in case of emergency or extraordinary circumstances.
How experienced is the research staff?
One full time Principal Investigator on site Monday through Friday. In addition, we have 3 full-time study coordinators. Our lab tech is a certified Phlebotomist. Staff members have been trained in GCP with CITI training, annual SOP training, IATA training, OSHA training and CPR. One full time research experienced regulatory and PM.
Do you have experience with electronic data capture (EDC)?
Yes, Most of the studies we have conducted over the past year have used EDC. Our staff is experienced in InForm Phase Forward, Oracle, Medidata Rave, Open Clinica and Axiom. Our site also has a dedicated data / QA specialist.
Do you have experience with IVRS?
IVRS experience includes ICON, ClinPhone, UBC and Medpace.
Do you have experience with electronic diaries?
Yes. Most of our studies are require electronic diaries. Our staff is well trained to teach and train patients in e-Diaries and iPhone / Android Mobile Apps
How do you recruit & retain patients for clinical trials?
Agile CRT believes in a multi-strategic approach to patient recruitment. We have been very successful with local advertising. In addition, we recruit participants from our database and participate in local community outreach events such as: health fairs; health clubs; physician referrals;
Our online recruitment on our website; social networking; blast emails; adwords; and word of mouth referrals. We have our own social media advertisement platform tailor to our patient recruitment.
We believe retention begins at the very beginning of the process with subjects having a full understanding of the clinical trial requirements. An open door communication between subject, coordinator and investigator paves the way for good retention.