Standard operating procedures: Don't wait until audit looms to develop SOPs

July 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;Jul2009, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p73
The article focuses on the creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) by professionals in the clinical trial world. According to Janet F. Zimmerman of Drexel University College of Medicine, SOPs serve as internal rules and an interpretation of federal regulations. Procedural nurse Gayla Herschler has spoken about the creation of SOPs at national conferences. Both professionals suggest understanding what the research enterprise is when writing an SOP.


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