CRO Selection Criteria, Evaluation, and Establishing the Relationship September 2016

Sep 16, 2016
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Course Description

Outsourcing to Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to complete studies has become a foundation for pharmaceutical and device companies. With the lengthy drug development and approval process, it is nearly impossible to have complete study teams kept as full-time employees as the workload continually ebbs and flows. One of the challenges of outsourcing is selecting the right partner and then maintaining a team atmosphere where everyone takes ownership of the study. Key considerations when collaborating successfully with a CRO are selecting the right partner by knowing what questions to ask; establishing a foundation for the partnership with clear expectations, goals, and communication; and maintaining a sense of ownership in the work that has been outsourced. This web seminar will address the key criteria in selecting a partner, as well as review the necessary processes to foster positive relationships and allow for high quality performance of the CRO.

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Learning Objectives

  • Review key questions and selection criteria during the CRO evaluation and the Request for Proposal (RFP) review process
  • Explain the importance and various tools necessary for establishing clear expectations, communication, and objectives for the collaboration
  • Address techniques and oversight requirements to allow for a high performance alliance

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Contract and Budget Management Personnel
  • Clinical Research Associate Managers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Directors in Clinical Operations
  • Site Managers


The course will be led by one of the following instructors:

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

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Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at +1 215.413.2471.