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Survey: Researchers Value Training

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ePharmaSolutions, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based provider of clinical research services, has completed a research survey of over 205 clinical researchers in 18 countries who administer psychometric rating scales to measure the improvement or worsening of symptoms in psychiatric and neurologic clinical trials. Survey highlights: 82% prefer to be trained by a scale author or someone expert in the field, and 90% feel interview skills training prior to site activation helps improve the ability to accurately rate subjects.

“Some of the results were quite fascinating and provide much better insight into the global needs of site raters,” said Dr. Theresa Bromley, ePharmaSolutions’ associate director of rater services.

The company conducts several research surveys with investigative sites every year to help improve site adoption of its technologies and services. It provides niche clinical services to help improve the way sites are selected, trained, activated and supported to commence clinical trials and meet enrollment goals. ePharmaSolutions has activated and trained more than 185,000 clinical researchers in 107 countries for the top 20 pharmaceutical companies around the world.

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