The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative: Methodology supporting the mission.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The mission of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, a public-private partnership co-founded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Duke University, is to develop and drive adoption of practices that will increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative works collaboratively with key stakeholders, implements "fit-for-purpose" evidence-gathering projects, and develops actionable recommendations and tools to address the challenges faced by the clinical trials enterprise. In pursuit of its mission, The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative follows an innovative and collaborative, five-step methodology: (1) state the problem and identify impediments to research, (2) gather evidence to identify gaps and barriers, (3) explore results by analyzing and interpreting findings, (4) finalize solutions by developing recommendations and tools, and (5) drive adoption through disseminating and implementing recommendations and tools. This article describes each step of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative's methodology, with a specific focus on describing the evidence-gathering activities.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corneli, A; Hallinan, Z; Hamre, G; Perry, B; Goldsack, JC; Calvert, SB; Forrest, A

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1_suppl

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 18

PubMed ID

  • 29452520

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1740-7753

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1740774518755054


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England