Efficacy Trials or explanatory trials are an effective way of explaining the outcome of an intervention under ideal circumstances. The efficacy in any clinical trial can be measured by estimating the outcomes rate observed in controlled and experimental groups.
Research sites chosen for the efficacy trials play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the trials. At ClinicalPURSUIT, we understand the significance of supporting research sites in maximizing the efficacy of clinical trials. By providing comprehensive support and leveraging our advanced EDC systems for clinical trials, we empower research sites to contribute effectively to the overall trial outcomes.
Selecting research sites for efficacy trials is not based on a specified general model. Instead, careful consideration is given to site infrastructure, staff expertise, patient recruitment capabilities, protocol adherence, and quality clinical data management system. The impact of these chosen sites can significantly influence the success and reliability of the entire trial.
1. Site Selection
Sites selected per the requirements and the specific features of the trial increase the chance of conducting an efficient trial. In efficacy trials, a third of the site may recruit no patient, while a third may recruit 70-80% of the targeted population. No hard and fast rule is followed to select a site. The sites selected are based on the quality of research it provides to achieve the study’s aims.
2. Criteria for site selection
Certain criteria are followed for every trial to select the site for research. The criteria include,
- Qualification and experience of the investigator
- Data on local patients and patient population
- Adequacy of staff and facilities
- Commitment to work
- Effective use of time
- Security and Storage
The above mentioned criteria are necessary for any study but must be revised to support high-quality study performance.
3. Costly Procedure
Site selection for an efficacy trial can be a costly procedure. Choosing a relevant site for the specific trial can be cost-effective and guarantee the trial’s success. In this regard, source data verification will become easier if the chosen content is validated.
4. Support Research Sites
Every clinical trial may differ from one another in one aspect or another. Some may follow the same studies collected on a certain site, while others may differ and have a whole different output. Sponsors collect data from the trials and sites used for former performing trials. The data collected can thus solidify that a certain site is the right fit for trial efficacy.
5. Technology in Site Selection
Technology is vital in selecting the specific site for an efficacy trial. The site must be able to store and collect data. The data collected must be available whenever required by the sponsor on that specific site.
Making The Right Decision
Efficacy trials depend on their sponsors to decide on the research sites. The sponsors should have a complete background check on which site will provide the most data for the trial. This would result in a successful and efficient clinical trial.
At ClinicalPURSUIT, we understand the importance of optimizing the impact of research sites. We offer a comprehensive approach to site evaluation and selection, ensuring that chosen sites have the necessary infrastructure, experienced staff, and patient engagement capabilities. Through our robust partnerships with research sites, we provide the necessary support, training, and resources to enable them to conduct trials effectively.
Contact us now to utilize our comprehensive services and begin your research journey with ClinicalPURSUIT. Together, we can optimize the impact of research sites and achieve successful trial outcomes through the use of one of the best EDC systems for clinical trials available today that has the potential to do electronic data capturing as well as advanced data management in clinical trials.