March 1999 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
Sponsors Working to Make the Grade
Take as a whole, sponsor relationships with sites have not improved since our last survey two years ago. A larger number of sponsors share top grades today than did our hands-down champ - Merck - in the 1997 survey.
Top sponsors are seeing improvements in site relations and site performance given their increased investment in staff and protocol design.
AMCs Rally in Study Conduct Market
Select AMCs with central offices have reemerged as viable alternative study conduct service providers.
AMCs appear to be investing in four key areas - institutional outreach, community networks, comprehensive training and certification programs, and active clinical trial selection - to build market share.
Also in this issue:
- Eye on Lung Cancer