February 2001 – The CenterWatch Monthly : PDF
Revisiting Study Brokers
Two years ago, the top study brokers appeared to be a more homogenous group, both in terms of performance and market position. Now they are pursuing divergent growth strategies.
Sponsor and CRO site selection practices remain fragmented and unsystematic. Even with the emergence of new site selection services, many of them on the Internet, study brokers maintain that their key to success lies in the nature and quality of their relationships with client sites.
Slow Change in CRO Contracts
From fixed unit to performance-based and risk-sharing contracts, there is a high level of variability in the types of clinical service contracts used in sponsor-CRO and sponsor-investigative site contracts.
In this article, CenterWatch editorial looks at the types of contracts in use today and the ways that contracting practices may evolve.
Also in this issue:
- CentreStage Europe: The Rise of Personnel Recruitment Firms
- Eye On: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)