James Lind: Pioneer of the First Clinical Trial

In the mid-18th century, the world of medicine was vastly different from what we know today. Treatments were often based on tradition rather than evidence, and the concept of clinical trials was virtually non-existent. However, one man’s innovative approach would lay the groundwork for modern clinical research and revolutionize medical science: James Lind.

Understanding the Informed Consent Process in Clinical Research

In clinical research, the informed consent process stands as a cornerstone in safeguarding the rights, safety, and well-being of study participants.

The Two-Week Window: Navigating the Shelf Life of High-Quality Candidates in Clinical Research

In the world of gourmet food and fine wine, a delicate balance of timing and preservation is essential. The same is true in the clinical research industry, particularly when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.

An Intern’s Take on Starting a Clinical Research Career

My name is Maya, and I am Vitalief’s first intern! I’d like to share a bit about my journey with Vitalief and starting a career in clinical research.

The Importance of Professional Development in Retaining Top Talent

Professional development is crucial for employees and employers. It enhances their skills and knowledge and increases their value in the job market.

What Is an Institutional Review Board? The History and Purpose of IRBs

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that reviews and approves human subject research.

5 Clinical Research Resourcing Trends to Watch in 2023

As we head into 2023, the clinical research resourcing experts at Vitalief expect continued disruptions in traditional workforce strategies.

How to Become a Clinical Research Coordinator: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to know how to become a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)? What are CRC responsibilities in clinical research? What qualities do CRCs need to succeed?

Challenges and Triumphs in Oncology Clinical Research Jobs

According to, there are 7,900+ oncology trials currently recruiting in the United States. These trials can be lengthy and complex.

Oncology Clinical Trials: A Nurse’s View of the Healthcare Human Capital Epidemic

Rapidly changing trends are impacting the conduct of clinical trials in the oncology research space. An influx of data and a lack of human capital are two of the industry’s biggest challenges right now.