Developing Clinical Study Budgets

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Course #: SDBA0514
May 13, 2014
The Hub Meeting Center - CityView
Philadelphia, PA

Course Description 

This course provides the practical skills needed to construct and negotiate study budgets that appropriately compensate investigative sites for resource needs required as a result of clinical research protocols. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Analyze protocols to assess resource needs 
  • Develop study budgets that adequately reimburse sites for their time and effort 
  • Use various approaches for structuring study budgets 
  • Identify the options available for developing budgets and tracking study costs 
  • Identify important aspects when negotiating study budgets 
Who Should Attend

  • Clinical Trial Personnel (Clinical Research Coordinators, Investigators) responsible for preparing and implementing study budgets 
  • Sponsor Representatives in the pharmaceutical industry, Contract Research Organization and Consultant Representatives whose function is to design and/or apply study budgets for sites 

Nikki Christison, B.S., C.C.R.A.

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Course Outline 

Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  • Protocol Dissection Techniques: Assessing protocol feasibility; determining resource needs 
  • Negotiation Considerations: Identifying negotiable items; performance-based contracts; payment schedules 
  • Developing the Study Budget: Identifying line items; accounting for the site’s time; fee for service, fixed and fixed-unit pricing structures; case study 
  • Technology to Enhance the Budget Development Process 
  • Protocol Dissection Techniques: Using spreadsheets; clinical study software programs 
  • Tracking Payments and Financial Reports: Accounting systems; tracking and managing payments; financial reports 

Interactive Activities 

  • Core Concepts 
  • Case Study 


Registration Fees

Registration fees include assorted breakfast items that will be available each day ½ hour prior to the start of the seminar. Also included is a Networking Lunch that will be served each training day. 

Special rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.  Contact Melissa Dolen at 781-972-5418 to discuss your options and take advantage of the savings. 

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Accreditation Information

ACPE LogoBarnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 7 hours (0.7 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test and program evaluation.  Barnett International will mail ACPE statements within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE# 0778-0000-14-005-L01-P. Released: 1/14. 

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For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at (215) 413-2471. 


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