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The Investigator's Brochure: A multidisciplinary document - Volume 23, Issue

The Investigator's Brochure (IB) is a multidisciplinary document that summarises the main elements of an entire development programme to date. Although the IB also serves other purposes, it is primarily written to enable investigators conducting…

Authorship of clinical trial documents - Volume 25, Issue

Authorship of publications has been the subject of much public debate; however, authorship of clinical trial documents such as clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, investigator’s brochures and inform ed consent forms has not really been…

Science writing workshops for AIDS vaccine researchers in Africa - Volume 22, Issue

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global scientific and advocacy organisation dedicated to ensuring an AIDS vaccine for use worldwide. In Africa, IAVI partners with seven research centres who conduct vaccine trials and studies.…

Regulatory Writing: Authorship issues in regulatory documents - Volume 25, Issue

When medical writers discuss authors and authorship – the theme of this issue of medical writing – they are usually referring to documents in the public domain such as journal articles or maybe congress abstracts. The primary purpose of such…

Profile: An interview with Laura McMahon on the role of clinical research coordinators in Italy - Volume 23, Issue

Clinical research coordinators (CRCs) – a CRC is not a clinical research associate but one is frequently mistaken for the other – have a fundamental role in clinical research. Their work involves a wide range of activities and responsibilities in…

Regulatory Matters - Volume 25, Issue

The growing need for drug safety documents When I first started in regulatory writing (over a decade ago now, how time flies when you’re a medical writer), the types of document that I would be involved in were typically clinical study reports,…

Lingua Franca and Beyond - Volume 24, Issue

Knowing that the main theme of this issue of Medical Writing is writing for the lay audience, I was thinking hard about what would be the most relevant topic to discuss in the Lingua Franca and Beyond section. My thoughts went to a topic that…

Regulatory writing basics - Volume 23, Issue

The role of a regulatory writer is to produce regulatory documents (usually taken to refer to documents that are submitted in some form to the health authorities). These documents should adhere to the relevant guidance and be fit for purpose, meani…

A first-timer's perspective on the 2013 EMWA conference in Barcelona - Volume 23, Issue

This story may sound familiar. Having spent my entire career on the academic bench, I decided it was time for a change. I still want to use my brain, I still want to be a part of the biomedical sciences, but I am ready to put the pipette down for…

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