Monitor FAQs

Q: Do you have a dedicated space for monitors when they visit?
Q: How many monitors can CCRC accommodate per day?
Q: Do monitors have access to the internet?
Q: Do monitors have access to copier?
Q: Do monitors have access to a fax machine?
Q: Do you have a kitchen available for monitors?
Q: What are your hours of operation?
Q: Can you give me a description of your facility?
Q: Do you have a lab in your office?
Q: What equipment do you have in your office?
Q: Do you have a patient database?
Q: Do you use electronic medical records (EMR)?
Q: How much notice do you require before scheduling monitoring visits?
Q: What airport should monitors use when flying to your facility?
Q: How busy is the Charleston International Airport?
Q: How far away is the airport from your research site?
Q: What transportation is available from the airport?
Q: How accessible is parking to your facility?
Q: How much research experience do you have?
Q: How experienced are your coordinators?
Q: Do you have experience with electronic data capture (EDC)?
Q: Do you have experience with IVRS?
Q: Do you have experience with electronic diaries?
Q: How do you recruit patients for clinical trials?
Q: Do you have any retention strategies?
Q: How do you schedule patients?
Q: Who is the point of contact for regulatory submissions?
Q: Who is the point of contact for the contract/budget?
Q: Who acts as the primary signatory on the contracts for CCRC?
Q: What emergency procedures to you have available on-site?
Q: What is the closest hospital to your site(s)?
Q: Does CCRC have a hurricane or emergency preparedness plan?
Q: When departing Charleston, what are the things to remember?
Q: Who should I contact if I want more details regarding a potential clinical study opportunity with CCRC?


Q: Do you have a dedicated space for monitors when they visit?

A: Yes, we have a separate room for all visiting monitors
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Q: How many monitors can CCRC accommodate per day?

A: CCRC has room for 6 monitors at a time
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Q: Do monitors have access to the internet?

A: Yes, we have separate DSL and secure wireless Top


Q: Do monitors have access to copier?

A: Yes, copiers are near the monitoring room
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Q: Do monitors have access to a fax machine?

A: Yes, the fax machines are right next to the copiers.
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Q: Do you have a kitchen available for monitors?

A: The site has a small kitchen available with microwaves and refrigerators.
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Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: 7 AM to 6 PM; Monday – Friday
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Q: Can you give me a description of your facility?

A: Click here to read the full description of our facilities.
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Q: Do you have a lab in your office?

A: Yes, office has CLIA waived laboratories.
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Q: What equipment do you have in your office?

A: Click here to view a complete list of our equipment.
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Q: Do you have a patient database?

A: Clinical Conductor is our Clinical Trial Management database. Currently we have over 23,000 active research patients in it. It can be queried within minutes according to age, gender, race and medical history.
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Q: Do you use electronic medical records (EMR)?

A: No, we have paper charts.
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Q: How much notice do you require before scheduling monitoring visits?

A: 10 to 14 days would be preferable but we can work with a shorter notice if needed.
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Q: What airport should monitors use when flying to your facility?

A: Charleston International Airport
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Q: How busy is the Charleston International Airport?

A: Our local airport is getting busier but relative to other regional airports (ie: Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta) it is MUCH smaller and MUCH easier to get in and out of.
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Q: How far away is the airport from your research site?

A: Approximately a 15 minute drive
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Q: What transportation is available from the airport?

A: Shuttle service, taxi cabs and rental car agencies are readily available. CCRC’s recommendation is that monitors should rent a car.
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Q: How accessible is parking to your facility?

A: Parking is free and located immediately outside our research center.
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Q: How much research experience do you have?

A: CCRC has been conducting clinical research studies since 1997.
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Q: How experienced are your coordinators?

A: CCRC has 10 full-time coordinators. Combined they have over 80 years of research experience in multiple therapeutic areas.
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Q: Do you have experience with electronic data capture (EDC)?

A: Yes, plenty of experience. About 95% of the studies we have conducted over the past 3 years have used various EDC systems.  A list of vendors we have used is here: Study Tools
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Q: Do you have experience with IVRS?

A: Yes. A list of vendors we have used is here: Study Tools
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Q: Do you have experience with electronic diaries?

A: Yes. A list of vendors we have used is here: Study Tools
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Q: How do you recruit patients for clinical trials?

A: CCRC uses a multi-strategic approach. Click here to read our Recruiting Strategies.
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Q: Do you have any retention strategies?

A: CCRC believes retention is a process and not just an idea. Click here to read our Retention Strategies.
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Q: How do you schedule patients?

A: Our scheduling system is integrated within our electronic clinical trial management systems.
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Q: Who is the point of contact for regulatory submissions?

A: Nathan Morton is the point of contact and is available at 843/856-3784 ext. 19 or via email at nmorton@coastalcarolinaresearch.com.  Our dedicated regulatory coordinator is Brandi Risher at brisher@coastalcarolinaresearch.com.
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Q: Who is the point of contact for the contract/budget?

A: Nathan Morton is the point of contact and is available at 843/8560-3784 ext. 19 or via email at nmorton@coastalcarolinaresearch.com.
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Q: Who acts as the primary signatory on the contracts for CCRC?

A: Nancy Dinsmore is our President and generally is the primary signatory on all CCRC contracts.
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Q: What emergency procedures to you have available on-site?

A: Injectable epinephrine, benedryl, oxygen and AED are on-site. Most of our staff is trained in Basic Life Support and local hospital emergency rooms are nearby.
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Q: What is the closest hospital to your site(s)?

A: East Cooper Regional Medical Center is located about 1 mile from our office. Top


Q: Does CCRC have a hurricane or emergency preparedness plan?

A: Yes and we recommend all monitors click here.
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Q: When departing Charleston, what are the things to remember?

A: If a taxi to the airport is required, it must generally be arranged in advance. Expect at least a half-hour wait for a taxi to arrive. The hotel staff can help arrange for a taxi. Another option is to take a shuttle van from the airport – this may be cheaper.

In the U.S., it is important to arrive at the airport at least one hour before the flight is scheduled to leave. This allows time for security screening.
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Q: Who should I contact if I want more details regarding a potential clinical study opportunity with CCRC?

A: If you would like more details about a potential clinical study opportunity with Coastal Carolina Research Center please contact:

Nathan Morton, Director
Phone #: 843-856-3784
Fax #: 843-856-3788
Email: nmorton@coastalcarolinaresearch.com

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