Who has time for searching and collating at clinicaltrials.gov? And, browser bookmarking and RSS feeds are clumsy. What can you do with a weekly Excel listing for 1 query? How would you handle 20 results? Or, 100 results?
The issues of poor recruitment to clinical trials and the best investigator sites are not contemporary ones. There is growing interest in understanding barriers to enrolling all eligible patients at clinical sites into clinical trials especially since public opinion generally supports participation in research. While systematic investigations are underway, Clin Ops professionals must keep studies moving forward, utilizing the best practices available to develop sustainable project management strategies. In some cases, barriers exist to getting the best available data for robust decision-making; in other cases, the data are freely available, but the tools needed to make use of the data are not easily accessible or affordable.