Clinical Trial Start-Up: Using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for Effective Planning

Upcoming Courses
Course #: BI13865
April 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
Course #: BI13952
July 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

Course Description

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) defines the work, tasks, assignments, and timelines for work to be completed. This web seminar identifies how WBS aids team members involved in study start-up from the sponsor/CRO and investigative site to address clinical trial start-up challenges once an investigative site has been selected. Recommendations on how sponsors/ CROs and investigative sites work collectively to improve turnaround times in clinical trial start-up are addressed, including IRB/IEC approval, clinical trial agreements, and how site initiation visits are mapped out using a WBS. Case studies, schematics, handouts, and tools will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three benefits of a communication plan during clinical trial start-up
  • Examine a WBS in clinical trial start-up
  • Identify situations where a WBS would have a positive impact on clinical trial start-up planning

Who Should Attend

  • Clinical Project Managers
  • Clinical Trial Managers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Clinical Trial Assistants
  • Other team members from Sponsor/CROs who are responsible for clinical trial start-up activities with investigative sites
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Research Team Leaders/Managers
  • Other team members at the investigative site who are responsible for clinical trial start-up activities


Marla Hoelle, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.A.-PM., P.M.P.

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Registration Fees


Includes up to 20 participants at one site. All participants (up to 20) are eligible for “Certificates of Attendance,” and accreditation, provided that accreditation requirements are met. For groups larger than 20 or for additional sites, please call +1 781.972.5400 or toll-free in the U.S. 800.856.2556 for pricing.

Accreditation Information

Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation.  Barnett International will issue a receipt of completion for earned CEUs within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE#: 0778-0000-18-026-L01-P. Released: 3/18. 

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