The CCRU is committed to ensuring that Princess Margaret’s research is operationally efficient and of high quality. To achieve this goal we have initiated the following:
- Standardized practices, including standard operating procedures, regulatory binders and study charts
- A comprehensive education program, including sessions targeting the needs of clinical trial nurses and study coordinators
- Quality and metrics reporting, which includes routine reporting and review of program-wide performance and constant engagement of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre constituents about program metrics, best practices and fiscal responsibility
- Training and support for highly skilled clinical research professionals, including clinical study coordinators for study management and clinical trial nurses who practice patient-centred care
To enhance the quality of investigator-initiated trials, the CCRU supports the use of our Electronic Data Capture System, Medidata Rave, at Princess Margaret. Medidata Rave is a dependable, high-quality clinical data management system that captures and stores clinical research data, which is critical to the validity and reliability of the data.