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Regulatory management of a study provides oversight and support for conducting sound research. It could be argued that without all the checks and balances in place, supported by regulatory documents, even the best research is open to question.

Required regulatory documents and processes may include the following:

Documentation of the credibility of investigators and research teams:  

  • CV, medical license, financial disclosure, required training
  • Laboratory certifications, when applicable (CLIA, CAP)
  • Protocol-specific certifications

Continued maintenance and rigorous update of these is critical to a clinical trial's success.  Expired regulatory documents are and will be a concern in the event of an FDA audit. Licensure of drugs requires all sites maintain these documents.

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Meredith Fitz-Gerald, MSN, RN
Director, Clinical Research Support Program