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We can guide you through the process of study design, prequalification site-audit, study audit, contract details to name a few of the areas.
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Choosing a CRO
There is a wealth of information on the internet about CROs. Narrowing down the choices and finding the best fit for your needs may be something that can be managed by you.
After the initial internet search and asking colleagues, the next step will be to contact the vendors and begin the process of requesting more in-depth information about particular study types and designs. Connecting with the right individuals to gather all of this critical information is not always as streamlined as one might expect. It is not uncommon for there to be a bit of a gap between business development and the science. Knowing who to speak to and how to cut through to the chase can make a tremendous difference. Someone who is unfamiliar with this process may end up spending hours of time over several days to weeks to get to the bottom line. We are able to complete this process very quickly and efficiently because of our knowledge base, translating to cost and resource savings to you.
It is a good idea to have a basic outline of the study. This does help to ensure that when quotes and timelines come in you are comparing apples to apples. Even so, both price and scheduling are quite variable. What is that based on? Apart from the basic designs the list of considerations is quite long. How do you narrow down the choices?
- Scientific quality and consistency
- Continuity and follow-through
- Response time
- Cost structure
- Cost savings
- Experience with key contact personnel
- Business development responsiveness and follow through
- Key scientific personnel qualifications and experience
- Junior scientific personnel scientific and technical knowledge
- Scientific quality and consistency, continuity and follow-through.
- General response time, timelines, lead-time
- Preliminary data, report drafts and final management of data and report – presentation and internal consistency
- Staff turnover
- Processes and procedures, quality assurance
- Management of study deviations and failures
This list is not exhaustive…let us help