What’s The Most Efficient Way To Get A Study Off The Ground?
While there’s no easy answer to this, KMR Group recently completed a detailed assessment reviewing how internal trials compare to those that are outsourced to a CRO. Check out the summarized results below:
- The study compiled 14 metrics that it used to compare the nine participating biopharmaceutical companies. Examples include: Site Initiation Rate, Site Non-enroller Rate, Screen Failure Rate, Protocol Deviation Rate, Meeting Planned End of Randomization Target, Data Capture Cycle Time, and Query Rate
- Start-up was longer with the CRO
- Six key metrics showed significant differences in interval vs. outsourced trials (Read more about these specific metrics here
Here at BTC Network, we agree that one of a sponsor’s best assets can be a strong internal process for reaching out to a trusted network of sites. These sites should have a reputation of efficiently enrolling qualified subjects and have credibility in regards to their feasibility questionnaire history.
In an effort to minimize outsourced stakeholders in the study start-up and operations process, the need to centralize is eminent, according to our sponsor clients. One of the key features in working with us on the site side is our fully integrated services. BTC’s integrated sites can work with the sponsor and CRO to help centralize several processes to mitigate the extra start-up time so the PI and site staff can focus on what matters most, their patients.
While the integrated model doesn’t replace the CRO, we streamline the study process by having just one contract and one budget for all sites, enhanced recruitment support for the duration of the enrollment period, and a clinical trial management (CTM) team that works with each site on a daily basis to ensure the study is being conducted as efficiently as possible. By utilizing all of these resources, our fully integrated sites enjoy quicker study start-up times and faster rates of enrollment.
This is a huge advantage for our Sponsor clients because they come in confidently knowing we are able to coordinate the process from start to end.
Connect with our team for more information on the different steps you can take now to ensure smoother clinical trial management in the future.
Source: Applied Clinical Trials
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