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Expert provides list of basic SOPs for CT sites
Put SOPs in place early-on
Clinical trial (CT) sites should have a basic list of standard operating procedures (SOPs) written and in place before research is initiated, an expert suggests.
"It is always best to have many SOPs in place before starting your program," suggests Cindy Mendenhall, CCTA, clinical research coordinator at Evergreen Healthcare in Kirkland, WA.
"That way if anything arises you can say, 'This is the way we have to handle this situation it's in our SOPs," she says.
Here is Mendenhall's list of suggested SOPs for CT sites: