Risk Management in Clinical Trials The New ICH E6 Focus
Revision 2 of ICH E6 emphasizes a risk-based approach to managing clinical trials, especially those that rely heavily on electronic data systems and software.
“As our clinical trials have continued to become more complicated with the increase in technology” — states Dr. Susan Leister, Director of Quality Assurance at Technical Resources International — “we strive to be more efficient. With this can come more risk.”
In Risk Management in Clinical Trials Dr. Leister explains the significance of the new focus on risk management and the benefits it can reap including:
Directing the sponsor’s limited resources to higher risk areas, resulting in better overall quality
Focusing more on prevention than on the traditional monitoring approach (process improvement vs. quality control)
Allowing more coverage of critical areas in the same amount of time
She offers recommendations for implementing new requirements, including:
Implementing a quality management system that covers all stages of the trial process
Identifying critical processes and key data
Adopting principles of risk management — identification, evaluation, control, communication and review
Meeting centralized monitoring requirements
Validating electronic data processing systems
How to address noncompliance that has the potential to significantly affect human subject protection or reliability of trial results
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Who Will Benefit
Medical Affairs Officers
Director of Clinical Operations
Regulatory Affairs Professionals
Director of Publications
Director of Clinical Trial Regulatory Management
Clinical Trial Information Disclosure Directors
Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance Officers
Clinical Quality Auditors
Quality Assurance Personnel
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