Objective: The R.Evolution project aimed to reach a consensus on the main challenges of conducting clinical research in Italy and possible strategies and approaches to address them and optimize clinical research management. Methods: A scientific board of experts initially discussed potentially critical areas in clinical research conduct and further explored them through an online national survey. The survey results were further examined by a group of 35 panelists representing different clinical research stakeholders. A Nominal Group Technique and a Delphi approach (two rounds) were used to generate a consensus on critical factors, tools and strategies in clinical research. Results: Four main critical areas were identified: study feasibility, authorization procedures, operational aspects and patient management. The main issues are scarce awareness of the value of clinical research, lack of trained workforce and excessive complexity of protocols and administrative procedures. The Delphi panel identified six intervention areas: culture and patient involvement; procedures; staff, contracts, training and incentives; organization and infrastructure; administrative procedures; and ethics committee. Conclusion: According to the R.Evolution project, possible strategies to improve clinical research management in Italy include a deeper understanding of the value of clinical research, the creation of long-term plans for hiring, training, organizing and motivating clinical trial staff, the simplification and harmonization of administrative procedures, as well as protocol design, and the development of stronger networks of centers and stakeholders.

Arizio, F., Bonardi, A., Cortinovis, D., Costanzo, A., Cristinziano, A., Delle Monache, L., et al. (2022). Project R. Evolution for improving clinical research in Italy: challenges and strategies. CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION, 1-9 [10.1080/03007995.2022.2091332].

Project R. Evolution for improving clinical research in Italy: challenges and strategies

Cortinovis, Diego;Luppi, Fabrizio;
2022

Abstract

Objective: The R.Evolution project aimed to reach a consensus on the main challenges of conducting clinical research in Italy and possible strategies and approaches to address them and optimize clinical research management. Methods: A scientific board of experts initially discussed potentially critical areas in clinical research conduct and further explored them through an online national survey. The survey results were further examined by a group of 35 panelists representing different clinical research stakeholders. A Nominal Group Technique and a Delphi approach (two rounds) were used to generate a consensus on critical factors, tools and strategies in clinical research. Results: Four main critical areas were identified: study feasibility, authorization procedures, operational aspects and patient management. The main issues are scarce awareness of the value of clinical research, lack of trained workforce and excessive complexity of protocols and administrative procedures. The Delphi panel identified six intervention areas: culture and patient involvement; procedures; staff, contracts, training and incentives; organization and infrastructure; administrative procedures; and ethics committee. Conclusion: According to the R.Evolution project, possible strategies to improve clinical research management in Italy include a deeper understanding of the value of clinical research, the creation of long-term plans for hiring, training, organizing and motivating clinical trial staff, the simplification and harmonization of administrative procedures, as well as protocol design, and the development of stronger networks of centers and stakeholders.
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Clinical research challenges; Delphi Method; Italy; Nominal Group Technique;
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Arizio, F., Bonardi, A., Cortinovis, D., Costanzo, A., Cristinziano, A., Delle Monache, L., et al. (2022). Project R. Evolution for improving clinical research in Italy: challenges and strategies. CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION, 1-9 [10.1080/03007995.2022.2091332].
Arizio, F; Bonardi, A; Cortinovis, D; Costanzo, A; Cristinziano, A; Delle Monache, L; Landolfi, R; Lettino, M; Luppi, F; Petrangolini, T; Tassielli, D
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