Hybrid trials. Decentralized trials. Remote trials. Virtual trials. No matter what you (or anyone else) call them, the rapid uptake of trials in which patients participate from home for some visits/activities rather than exclusively in a clinical setting has been a game-changer for continuing clinical research in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the industry has yet to settle on a uniform terminology for this type of trial, it does seem as though the industry is aligned on its expectations for the future of these trials.
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