Project Management in Clinical Research: Follow the Inspiring Story of Mbaye

Aug 4, 2023 | Clinical Operations

Mbaye has been working as a Project Manager for 2 years, and his latest project is a world-class study aimed at developing a vaccine sponsored by an academic structure based in the UK. The study is taking place across 5 sites, in 4 different countries, including Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Project management requires communication skills

As the main communication channel between sites and sponsors, Mbaye’s job requires excellent interpersonal skills. Maintaining good relationships with study staff and colleagues is crucial for the smooth running of clinical trials. As a PM in a multisite study with vendors, Mbaye has to collaborate with various people, each with different responsibilities and cultures. But with the help of Pharmalys’ commitment to training and sharing experiences, Mbaye is always up for the challenge.

Maintaining good relationships with study staff and colleagues is crucial for the smooth running of clinical trials. As a PM in a multisite study with vendors, Mbaye has to collaborate with various people, each with different responsibilities and cultures.

Clinical research: a challenging and rewarding job

Working in clinical research is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding job, as Mbaye can attest. Despite the pressure to meet project timelines, Mbaye and his team make sure to prioritize patient safety and data integrity. The study Mbaye is working on is particularly challenging due to the sites’ locations, but his team has been able to implement creative solutions that respect clinical research regulatory and quality requirements. Incredibly, the first monitoring visit was successfully performed just three days after the first patient was enrolled, ensuring that all expected participants were recruited within the appropriate timelines. Even more impressively, participant retention has not been an issue, as less than 3% of participants left the study. Mbaye and his team work closely with the site teams to develop effective strategies that maintain participants’ rights and well-being throughout the study. In Mali, more than 1,350 participants were recruited in just 4 weeks, a truly remarkable feat!

Clinical research is also about protecting patients’ rights, safety and welfare

One of Pharmalys’ core values is to ensure that patients who participate in clinical trials receive appropriate information and understand what the study is all about. Protecting patients’ rights, safety, and welfare is a top priority throughout the study. For Mbaye, the most satisfying event during this clinical trial was when the team achieved their clinical study goals in a timely manner during the first part of the study. Their sponsor was extremely happy with the team’s management of the study and sites, praising their support, availability, flexibility, and ability to prioritize actions and processes skillfully.

For Mbaye, the most satisfying event during this clinical trial was when the team achieved their clinical study goals in a timely manner during the first part of the study. Their sponsor was extremely happy with the team’s management of the study and sites, praising their support, availability, flexibility, and ability to prioritize actions and processes skillfully.

In conclusion, Mbaye’s story is an inspiring testament to the hard work, dedication, and creativity required for successful project management in clinical research. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, look no further than clinical research!

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