The Niche Episode 048 – (Bonus) Interview with Dr. Kalali, co-chair of DTRA and founder of CNS Summit

Welcome to a monthly bonus episode. I sat down with Dr. Amir Kalali, the co-chair of the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA) – a clinical research coalition of the most influential companies in the field to talk about decentralized research and collaborating for our success as an industry.


2:35 – From CRO to CNS Summit 
10:30 – Ramping up DTRA 
12:29 – The Ramp of Decentralized Trials 
15:50 – What will stick after the pandemic?
19:28 – How different are decentralized trials really? 
22:42 – Technology traps and Hybrid Trials
25:12 – How are trust networks changing with decentralized trials? 
29:09 – What is the roll of DTRA in the industry? 
33:28 – Ecosystems are interconnected, how can we partner within the clinical research/pharma ecosystem?
36:10 – What is the future of the DTRA? 



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