Site Evaluation and Identification

To ensure selected sites match our client’s needs, we will assess sites on many factors. Some of these factors that we consider are:

  • Enrollment capabilities
  • Strength of patient databases
  • Clinical research experience and expertise in required therapeutic area for principal investigator and staff
  • Availability of facilities with secured drug storage area; required medical equipment
  • Ability to perform specialized lab draws and other procedures required for study subjects
  • Appropriate patient population availability and recruitment capabilities
  • Possible competing trials
  • Time of year or seasonal restrictions for certain therapeutic indications
  • Ethical and regulatory timelines
  • Potential country-specific timelines and special requirements
  • Experience conducting studies involving EDC and interactive Web response system (IWRS)
  • Protocol challenges and possible solution strategies
  • Estimated cost per completed patient in addition to other site costs associated with a trial described in the synopsis/protocol