Long Live the CRA: Clinical Research Sites Demand Knowledgeable, Professional & Well-Trained CRAs

Long Live the CRA Clinical Research Sites Demand Knowledgeable, Professional & Well-Trained CRAs

Clinical Investigational Sites enjoy working with some sponsors better than others. Top-producing clinical sites are highly sought after in an industry where there are literally tens of thousands of new clinical trials per year.  Sponsor competition—whether directly or via clinical research organization (CRO) remains fierce and hence sponsors seek to attract and retain the best sites for their clinical programs. It can be the difference between a successful trial and costly failure.

CenterWatch recently released the results from its 2019 Global Clinical Trials Site Relationship Benchmark Survey. CenterWatch declared that they surveyed 4,000 participants involved with clinical sites worldwide. TrialSite News principals have engaged with sites over the years from study-start up and collaboration systems to patient recruitment. If the CenterWatch results are in fact representative of the preferences and desires of sites the results indicate some interesting observations and point to the need for the industry to perhaps “look in the mirror” and start thinking about collectively ramping up certain skills, capabilities and competencies worldwide.

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