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Managing clinical trials

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, July 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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255 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
1 Connotea
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%
Germany 3 1%
Denmark 3 1%
United States 3 1%
New Zealand 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Singapore 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 225 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 59 23%
Student > Master 52 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 11%
Student > Postgraduate 20 8%
Student > Bachelor 18 7%
Other 64 25%
Unknown 15 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 97 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 10%
Social Sciences 18 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 13 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 5%
Other 64 25%
Unknown 24 9%

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