How to Maintain Clinical Trial Integrity

Updated on May 20, 2021

If the last year has taught us anything, it is the significance of medication. Globally, we have also learned that all forms of medication, especially when they are new, require formal investigation and trial processes in order to ensure they are safe, reliable, and will work effectively. Covid-19 brought the science and significance of clinical trials to the front of life’s classroom. Whether the industry was ready or not, it was sent to go up to the chalkboard and prove to everyone that the problem could be solved, regardless of how long it took. Everyone in life’s classroom, globally, sat and watched as the trials were conducted. 

People with concerns and questions were raising their hands left and right in order to be heard. There is reasonable doubt that Tylenol or Benadryl ever had this much attention when they were developed. Social media hadn’t been invented yet and the processes weren’t displayed for the world to see. However, the need to trust medication is now clearer than ever before and trust is a logical and necessary thing to have when we put those medications in our bodies. 

Medications Are Safe for People

When taking medications, it is important to trust that medication, is it not? When it is prescribed to a patient, it is anticipated that the medication will help that person to get better and achieve a higher quality of life. Whether through pill, liquid, or syringe, the process for most people is to grasp the medication, put it in the body, and go about their day. Behind every dose of medication should come confidence that it is safe for people to take.

The goal of each medication is to relieve people of symptoms that are causing them distress or pain. The effectiveness of the medication is just as important as the safety of it. Verify, trust, and repeat. This is a guaranteed way to accurately come to a conclusion about the safety and knowledge of the medication being clinically tested. As mentioned in the article, “Assessing Research Results in the Medical Literature”, authored byRobert M. Califf, MD; Jonathan McCall, MS; and Robert A. Harrington, MD: “For all research, the cardinal principle should be ‘trust but verify.’”

Thorough Knowledge

A thorough process is executed in order for confidence to be achieved for a medication to be deemed safe. Formal investigation and research are conducted in order to explore the ins and outs of the medication being tested. Accuracy is vital to the health and safety of people and it is what is developed through every trial. Developing a thorough understanding and knowledge of the medication is key to complete trust and credibility.

Having high standards in the testing process is also helpful to have. A combination of the right processes and specialists will contribute to the overall success of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the medication. The right team and blend of expertise can ensure accuracy, prevention of bias, and allow for greater conclusions to be found through the processes.

Honest and Secure

Dishonesty cannot be part of the equation when clinical trial integrity is the focus. Every process must guarantee that only facts are to be found. Honest feedback on medications matters most in all circumstances. Clinical technicians are dedicated to the health of the people taking the medications and they look at the bigger picture in order to prevent serious problems from being set in their way. They prioritize privacy and confidentiality and operate under HIPAA and Non-Disclosure protocols. Security is just as important to us as safety, health, and accuracy.

Utilizing double-blind trials in order to achieve honest results gives another layer of protection. Those that participate in these trials are provided with no prior knowledge of the medication itself. Upon their trials, results are authentic and provide feedback that can be trusted. Clinical trial technicians offer different methods of trials so that they can conclude a variety of results, that in turn are used to increase the quality of the medications.

Translation of Global Studies for Comparison

All clinical procedures and processes entail testing, linguistics, and research. Trials must respect time sensitivities, the significance of the medicinal need, and the time and investment required to perform the study, above all. If other countries have completed their own clinical trials, technicians can utilize clinical trial translation services to compare their testing procedures, protocols, and results. They are able to test in comparison or contrast to their results. Between all of these methods, the integrity of the results can withstand scrutiny and the results should be easily duplicated when necessary. 

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