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Managing clinical trials, A good and insightful paper from the Trials Journal

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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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 11 Aug 2010
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Health Information for All by 2015 Campaign and Knowledge Network

HIFA2015 is a campaign and knowledge network with more than 4000 members representing 1800 organisations in 157 countries worldwide. Members include health workers, publishers, librarians, information technologists, researchers, social scientists, journalists, policy-makers and others – all working together towards the HIFA2015 goal.

HIFA2015 contributes to the broader goal of the Global Health Workforce Alliance: ‘All people everywhere will have access to a skilled, motivated and supported health worker, within a robust health system’

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 17 Feb 2012
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Prevent blindness

Zika virus and your eyes, Authors: Petersen, Emily; Prakalapakorn, Sasapin Grace; Schonfeld, David J.; et al.

Type: Instructional/Training Material; URL:

This one-hour webinar discusses the Zika virus, and how it affects vision in babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy and in infants diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. It provides information about how professionals working with expectant mothers and parents of babies with congenital Zika syndrome can provide direct support and increase access to supportive services for vision impairment and low vision services.

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Bookmarked by Nina Jamieson on 2 Feb 2018
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Our experience with OpenClinica

Performing clinical trials in resource-constrained settings requires an affordable and easy to use data management system that is compliant with applicable standards. It is a bold step to adopt a web-based system in a large multi-site clinical trial in an area with challenging communication infrastructure. The process has been successful but not without its challenges. In this presentation, we look at the experience in setting up and use of OpenClinica in Africa with a case study on a large multi-site clinical trial in East Africa that has adopted OpenClinica. The presentation describes the difficulties faced, approaches taken to counter the challenges and best practices adopted. We also propose additional functionality that we believe would make the system more useful in such settings.

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Bookmarked by Naomi Waithira on 14 Jun 2010
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Cumulative ZIKV cases reported to PAHO

Dates back from August 2016 until present day; formats are in PDF and MS Excel.

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Bookmarked by Nina Jamieson on 26 Jan 2018
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