Press Releases–2012

CenterWatch launches online data library of the clinical research industry

BOSTON, Mass., April 25, 2012— CenterWatch, a leading provider of business information and market intelligence on the clinical research industry, announced today the release of its new online Data Library.

The online resource features hundreds of compelling charts and tables and is organized into seven chapters covering all aspects of the clinical research enterprise. From global economic trends and clinical research practices to partnerships, drug development pipelines and performance, the library is a compilation of data from various sources including proprietary primary and secondary research and analysis performed by CenterWatch staff.

Detailed quantitative analysis on the size and changing structure of the global investigative site landscape; yearly ebbs and flows in the volume and global placement of clinical trials activity by phase; detailed measures on the quality of relationships between contract research organizations, research sponsors and investigative sites; and trends in the incidence of new patient recruitment, study monitoring and e-clinical technology usage practices are but a few of the areas presented in the new online CenterWatch Data Library.

The easy-to-use platform allows users to download, copy and paste chart images into PowerPoint and Word documents for use in business presentations, strategic plans, reports, training seminars and roundtable meetings. CenterWatch plans to regularly update the Data Library.

"In a rapidly changing marketplace, critical and highly accessible data are needed for competitive analysis and strategic planning," said CenterWatch COO Joan Chambers. "As a long-time provider of market intelligence, it was a natural progression for CenterWatch to develop this online data library to serve the clinical research community."

The launch of the new online service complements CenterWatch's Market Intelligence division, a group commissioned to conduct quantitative and qualitative research projects assisting companies in developing, executing, and evaluating their strategies and practices.

The Online Data Library replaces CenterWatch's best-selling and now retired statistical sourcebook State of the Clinical Trials Industry, published annually since 1997.

Chapters are available for individual sale or as a complete set. For purchasing information or to view tables of contents or sample charts, visit the CenterWatch Store or email

About CenterWatch

Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites; business development leads for contract service providers; postings of career opportunities; listings of clinical trials actively seeking patients; advertising and promotional opportunities; and proprietary business analysis and data about the global clinical trials industry. Visit

Joan A. Chambers