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How To Fix Problems With Clinical Site And Investigator Payments

This is perhaps the biggest complaint we hear from both sponsors/contract research organizations (CROs) and sites/investigators. Sponsors and CROs dedicate countless resources to researching and addressing payment questions and concerns raised by site personnel, and site personnel often feel frustrated, undervalued, and distrustful of sponsors and CROs that do not pay them as promised. When […]

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How To Fix Poor Clinical Document Compliance At Clinical Sites

Keeping sites in compliance with their required documents is an ongoing battle for every sponsor and contract research organization (CRO). Considering the volume of documentation involved in a clinical trial, it’s no wonder why sites struggle to stay on top of it, or why sponsors and CROs get frustrated when auditors issue findings against them […]

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How To Fix Ineffective Subject Screening At Clinical Sites

Even when sites are able to recruit a large pool of potential subjects, sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) see far too many subjects who fail to pass the screening visit (screen failures) and subjects who pass the screening visit only to leave the study early (early terminations). Because sites get paid for every subject […]

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7 Ways To Fix Your Relationships With Clinical Sites

In our nearly 20 years of working with the life sciences industry, we’ve spoken with countless pharmaceutical, medical device, and contract research organizations (CROs) about their relationships with clinical sites and investigators. We’ve listened to their struggles and the things they’ve done to try to make things better, including what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ve […]

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[Webinar] Upgrading Siebel Clinical To IP2016 & Preview Of IP2017

Because Siebel Innovation Pack (IP) 2016 was such a significant departure from previous Siebel versions, our clinical operations team devoted much of last year to beta testing it, helping Oracle identify and iron out the kinks. Now that we have finished our assessment of the risks and rewards of upgrading Siebel Clinical to IP2016, we […]

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Duke & FDA Study On Investigator Retention Shows 54% Turnover

Last month, Duke University and the FDA released the results of a jointly conducted study on principal investigator (PI) retention. The study was released early online, but the print version is being published in June in the journal of Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, published by Elsevier. The purpose of the study was two-fold: 1) to […]

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Sites Ask Sponsors And CROs, “Where’s The Love?”

According to the 2016 Summit Site Landscape Survey, which was conducted by the Society for Clinical Research Sites, the majority of clinical sites aren’t feeling the love from sponsors and CROs. Of the 463 survey respondents, only 31% felt their relationship with sponsors had improved in the past two years, and only 25% felt that […]

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What Connected Health For Life Sciences Means For You

It seems every company in every industry is talking about “going digital.” But, what does that really mean? At its heart, going digital is really just about relationships: relationships with customers, partners, team members, and the world at large. Since the introduction of mobile and digital technology, the ways in which we interact with others […]

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FDA Draft Guidance: Using EHR Data In Clinical Trials

We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in clinical trials. Recently, my colleague wrote about it on our healthcare blog, so, I thought I would share her post with my pharma and CRO friends. While our previous posts focused on the use of EHR for subject recruitment […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From February 2015

  Now that March is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in February – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

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