Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be a clinical trial investigator?
Most principal investigators are physicians, either in private practice or in a hospital or academic setting.
Is experience required?
inVentiv Health Clinical does not require that you have experience in clinical research; appropriate training will be provided.
What skills are required to be a principal investigator?
You should be familiar with the basics of Good Clinical Practice, the principles of conducting clinical trials, and the ethical and regulatory requirements of trial management. The Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators offers online training, although certification is not required by inVentiv Health Clinical.
Can I incorporate clinical trials into my existing practice?
Yes, clinical trials require significant management and documentation, so you may need additional administrative staff.
What would my responsibilities be?
Your specific responsibilities will be spelled out in the investigational plan and protocol, and in the investigator statement which you must sign. In general, an investigator must obtain the informed consent of each study participant to whom an investigational drug is administered. They are also responsible for protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of study participants, and controlling the drugs under study.
How do I get started?
Click here to contact us. If approved, you will be added to our investigator directory, making you eligible for clinical trial participation. A inVentiv Health Clinical representative will contact you regarding specific trials.