The VCCT staff partner with sponsors to launch and execute world-class clinical research in client-owned animals. All trials conducted through the VCCT follow Veterinary International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines (VICH GL9). We work with sponsors through the life cycle of a trial from protocol development to close-out activities. Below are just some of the services we provide. Please send us an inquiry if you would like to partner with the UC Davis VCCT.
- Budget development and negotiation: A clinical trial budget includes personnel time to see patients and record data, time for project start-up and maintenance, and hospital costs for animals. All budgets are subject to overhead that is determined according to the funding source. VCCT works with sponsors to develop study budgets
- Recruitment: VCCT works with StudyPages to advertise all of our clinical trials to the public. This easy to navigate website displays basic information about the trial along with features that allow users to express interest. Coordinators and PIs use the software to communicate with interested participants and track the status of participants from screening through enrollment and completion of the trial. We also use more traditional means of recruitment such as reviewing clinic schedules for potential patients and communicating often with referring veterinarians about open studies
- Case Report Form Review/Creation: Case Report Forms (CRFs) are the forms on which original clinical trial data are captured. CRFs are developed in collaboration with the sponsor based on information in the Protocol Manual and consent form. VCCT staff ensure that all pertinent data for the study are captured, including but not limited to subject eligibility, data collected at individual visits, adverse events, and investigational product accountability
Trial Execution with VCCT coordinators: Our clinical trial coordinators are experienced in all aspects of trial conduct and able to support trials across VMTH small animal services. Coordinators are centrally trained in clinical research, sample processing (collection, processing, storage and shipping), conducting trials per protocol from recruitment through follow-up, maintaining trial documents, providing organizational management of the trial, and communicating trial information to investigators, study team members, and sponsors