Setting up studies and ensuring their seamless operation is a difficult task. It is a multi-faceted process that can be prone to unnecessary delays. There are a lot of stakeholders and decisions involved in setting up study sites.
The process can be overwhelming for sponsors, CROs, research sites, and clinicians and has historically been marred with inefficiencies. It is important to conduct a swift site feasibility and selection process to ensure the smooth running of a clinical trial. Let’s look at how you can optimize the site feasibility and selection process.
Site Feasibility Questionnaires
Traditionally, site selection is conducted by sending survey feasibility questionnaires to different investigative sites via email and a fillable document. However, without adequate data capturing, analysis, and visualization tools, gathering responses from sites and making an informed decision on site feasibility and selection is challenging.
Simply collecting data is not enough to make quality decisions. There needs to be a robust mechanism to collect, sort, and analyze relevant and actional data. Stakeholders must sit together to create a precise and accurate feasibility process to ensure a realistic and well-informed evaluation of a study site.
Using digital platforms or robust data collection software such as the EDC system is a must to modernize the clinical research site feasibility and selection process. These questionnaires must also have a set of focused questions customized to your relevant studies to provide more specific answers.
When a site is selected or rejected, CROs, sponsors, and clinicians must provide feedback and communicate the rationale behind their choice. This is vital for site owners because they can use such feedback to improve their chances of being selected at the next opportunity.
Furthermore, you should encourage the site staff to provide in-depth analysis or more open-ended answers to your questions, providing useful insights on various protocols, patient selection criteria, and more.
Ultimately, everything is linked to using modern research techniques, and you should have state-of-the-art data collection procedures and processes in place to make informed decisions on the site feasibility and selection process.
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