Before you start creating Clinical Trials, it's important to understand the basics of UPS CampusShip Administration.
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Your organization must first be designated as a Clinical Trials company to create an investigative site location. If it is, then, in the application, you will see a Clinical Trials section at the bottom of the location details screen.
In this section, select the This is a Clinical Trial location option. Once checked, you will see a dropdown that will allow you to select from one of two possible site designations for your investigative site location, either a Research lab or an Investigative Site Clinic.
Once you've set your location as one of those two sites, the setting can't be changed. If you need to change the setting, you'll have to delete the location and start over.
Users can be created and assigned to an investigative site location from the Manage CampusShip User Information screen in the application. Before you create users, there are a few things to keep in mind:
From the application, select View Company Custom Package Type. This will bring you to the Company Custom Packaging Library. From there, you can edit an existing library or create a new one of up to 20 custom package types for your company to describe the packages you ship as part of a Clinical Trial.
From the library summary page, you can edit or create a custom package type. Select Add New Custom Package Type to create a new one, or select an existing package type to edit or delete it.
If your shipment needs to be frozen or refrigerated, you will need to know the separate weight of any dry ice that you send with your package. Any package containing dry ice will be shipped under IATA regulations.
When you create a Clinical Trial in the application, you will first create a unique ID number by which to identify it. You can complete the process by simply following the instructions on the screen. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you do so:
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