Covance’s Investigator Training Center is a global group of professional speakers who conduct face-to-face meetings or remote trainings to help sites master and comprehend all the details in the Laboratory Manual.
Think of them like your very own tutor – helping you maneuver the ins and outs of a study. They can provide eLearnings or even go to a site to train staff directly.
“We make sure everyone is on the same page for the study,” said Sr. Investigator Trainer, Dalia. “It’s important that everyone knows how to collect a sample in the same way. It makes for more reliable data.”
And considering that lab results are the biggest part of a sponsor’s FDA submission, it is critical to the integrity of the study that the data is consistent.
“Even if you have worked with Covance before or have been doing trials for years; it’s a small investment upfront for success down the road,” said Dalia.
If a site is interested in scheduling training, contact the sponsor. Remember, the training can be customized by type of training, length and location. It can be done in person, over the phone, via a WebEx or done by sharing archived eLearnings. If it is done in person, the trainers will bring demo supplies: kits, bulk supplies and may even include shipping supplies. This ensures sites will know what to expect during a study. It also allows monitors and the study team to familiarize themselves with what the sites will encounter.
Dalia said, “We are often the face of Covance to a site and want to make sure sites are prepared and ready to run a successful, efficient clinical trial.”
This post originally appeared in 2015 and has been modified. It is the first in a series that will be released to highlight investigator training, our training staff, and the eLearning course.