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Managing clinical trials

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, July 2010
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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2 news outlets
1 blog
38 tweeters


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Readers on

302 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
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Managing clinical trials
Published in
Trials, July 2010
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-11-78
Pubmed ID

Barbara Farrell, Sara Kenyon, Haleema Shakur


Managing clinical trials, of whatever size and complexity, requires efficient trial management. Trials fail because tried and tested systems handed down through apprenticeships have not been documented, evaluated or published to guide new trialists starting out in this important field. For the past three decades, trialists have invented and reinvented the trial management wheel. We suggest that to improve the successful, timely delivery of important clinical trials for patient benefit, it is time to produce standard trial management guidelines and develop robust methods of evaluation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
United States 3 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
New Zealand 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Singapore 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 7 2%
Unknown 273 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 62 21%
Student > Master 57 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 10%
Student > Postgraduate 23 8%
Student > Bachelor 21 7%
Other 73 24%
Unknown 37 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 9%
Social Sciences 20 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 6%
Other 72 24%
Unknown 49 16%

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