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COVID-19 FDA Response: Site Management and Monitoring

In this post, the focus is on site management and monitoring changes during COVID-19. With a focus on participant safety and trial data quality and integrity, the FDA expectation is that sponsors will identify alternative approaches to on-site monitoring and document these in updates to the Clinical Monitoring Plan.

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Development of COVID-19 Therapies: FDA Pathways

At a high level, there are basically 3 (inter-related) programs that FDA has in place to make drug product available for COVID-19 patients in an expedited manner or under an “emergency” use status for products that are ready to initiate clinical studies, are already undergoing clinical development prior to approval of a new drug application, or are already approved in other indications: CTAP, EUA and Expanded Access.

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COVID-19 FDA Response: Guidance on Protocol Amendments and Clinical Study Reports in Affected Ongoing Trials

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conduct of ongoing and planned clinical trials will be the need for protocol modifications to adjust for COVID-19 control measures and COVID-19 illness.  The recent FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during the COVID-19 Pandemic offers advice on managing protocol amendments and deviations and documenting changes to the trial.

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Changes to Study Visits and Assessments During COVID-19: Subject Safety Considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably generated a surge of concern among clinical researchers about how best to minimize the risk to study subjects of exposure to COVID-19 while also preserving study integrity and a favorable risk-benefit of study participation for subjects. In general, research principles don’t change because the world is going through a public health crisis, and the principles of Good Clinical Practice, risk-benefit, subject safety, and ethics remain as fundamental priorities of clinical research.

Monica Frazier
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COVID-19 FDA Response: Guidance Released for Conduct of Ongoing Trials

This blog post serves as an introduction to a series of posts related to maintenance of the reliability and validity of ongoing clinical trial data during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA Guidance on conduct of clinical trials of medical products during the COVID-19 pandemic, released initially on March 18th and updated on March 27th (with questions and answers), provides support for industry, investigators, and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) managing these new challenges.