5 Tips for Getting Your Clinical Research Site Selected for More Studies

In the world of clinical research, ensuring that your site gets selected for studies can be a difficult and time-consuming process. In the past few years, site selection has gotten more and more competitive, which can make standing out to sponsors/CROs even more challenging. However, there are simple steps your site can take to get selected for more studies. Keep reading to hear our 5 tips for getting your clinical research site selected for more studies.

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The Different Kinds of Site Networks and the Benefits of Working with Them

In the world of clinical research, the definition of “site network” can be flexible. There are several different kinds of site networks, and each of them provide different services and benefits, but one thing they all provide is study identification. The three main types of site networks are Site Management Organizations (SMOs), Investigative Site Networks (ISNs), and Study Brokers. It’s important to note the differences between different kinds of site networks when deciding on which is best for your organization.

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PharmaSeek Turns 25 - A Letter From the CEO

The year 2019 is officially PharmaSeek’s 25th Anniversary! Over the past quarter century, the company has seen incredible success, and this time period has given us the opportunity to firmly establish ourselves as experts in the clinical research industry. We’re confident that we can remain leaders in the industry and continue to push quality services. Keep reading to learn about our journey; from where we’ve been, to where we know we can go.

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PharmaSeek’s Brand Refresh

At PharmaSeek, we are always looking for opportunities to enhance the exceptional services and support our clients are accustomed to. We see ourselves at the forefront of innovation within our industry and heading into 2019, we wanted our brand to reflect that.

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PharmaSeek 2018 Highlights

PharmaSeek continues to be a leader in our industry as a resource for new study opportunities for sites. This past year has also afforded us an opportunity to produce extensions of our knowledge base in the form of routine blog posts to help educate others in the industry. We still strive to be among the best at expediting study start times and we were able to keep that mission alive by creating new ways to accomplish this. We have seen the development of several new service lines that can help ease the responsibilities of our clients and take some of the day-to-day burdens off their shoulders. This expansion in services has us very excited about the year to come.

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Applying Behavioral Economics to Clinical Trial Negotiations

While the structure of clinical studies follows logic and reason, the business of clinical trials may not be as rational. Traditional economic thought assumes humans to be rational, self-serving decision-makers; however, the growing field of behavioral economics shows us that rationality might not be our forte. In this article, we will use a framework of behavioral economics to explore how our cognitive biases and subjective experiences impact our decisions, and how becoming aware of these influences can improve our clinical trial negotiations.

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Tradeshows: Are They Worth the Investment?

Fall is here, which means tradeshow season is upon us! These industry events are valuable educational and networking opportunities. Even so, registration fees, travel, lodging, and meal expenses for employees require financial planning. With so much to consider in terms of dollars spent, are tradeshows really worth it? This article will explore five reasons why, even with all the added costs, it’s worthwhile for research sites to attend tradeshows.

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Reduce Drug Development Costs Through a Protocol Cost Savings Analysis

Pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, and anyone in the business of developing new therapeutics knows there is significant pressure to reduce the cost of research and development (R&D) while delivering treatments and devices that safely and effectively alleviate symptoms, deliver medications or cure medical conditions—all while maintaining billing compliance. Luckily, utilizing a Protocol Cost Savings Analysis (PCSA) eases some of that pressure, allowing your organization to focus on creating innovative therapeutics that lead to positive patient outcomes.   

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Site Selection Tips: How to Make Your Site Stand Out

In today’s clinical research industry, sponsors are under increased pressure to cut waste and tighten their budgets. This has made the site selection process highly competitive, especially given the market’s rapid trend toward globalization. Luckily, there are steps you can take that can help increase your odds of selection, while simultaneously making your site a more efficient conductor of clinical trials. This article will discuss four tips to help your site stand out in the selection process.

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Using Social Media for Patient Recruitment: How to Reach Your Ideal Patient  

Social media is an increasingly popular mode of communication. By 2019, it is estimated that around 2.77 billion people worldwide will have active social media accounts.1 This means that patient recruitment must have a space in the social media world, but with so much information competing for users’ attention online, is it enough to simply place an ad or create a post about your study? While we have written about Facebook’s potential for patient recruitment in previous articles, this post will discuss how to let your ideal patient guide your social media recruitment efforts across a variety of social platforms.

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Traditional vs. Digital: Diversifying Patient Recruitment Funds Across Media

As we all know, patient recruitment isn’t a straightforward process, and the investment of time and money can be quite large. While digital media can be an efficient and economical advertising realm, investing solely in digital advertisements could result in a failure to reach many potential patients. Perhaps surprisingly, a one-handed advertising approach could affect your site’s credibility. This blog explores how diversifying your advertising dollars across both traditional and digital media can help you reach potential patients.

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Using Facebook Ads for Patient Recruitment: How to Select an Audience

Facebook’s vast and diverse user population provides an invaluable resource for patient recruitment, but without the right audience, it will be nearly impossible for patients to find your study. In this blog, we will discuss how to select the right audience for your ads in order to get the most out of your Facebook advertisements.

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Using Facebook Ads for Patient Recruitment: How to Create Ads with Strong Visual Imagery and Good Calls to Action

With over 1.15 billion active users, Facebook is becoming an increasingly important way for clinical research sites to recruit patients for their studies. While patient populations certainly exist on Facebook, connecting with them on the world’s largest social network isn’t always easy. In order for patients to find your study in an online space already saturated with ads, creating advertisements with strong visual imagery and good calls to action is vital.

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The Pros and Cons of Different PI Compensation Models

A frequent question asked in our industry is: "How much should we pay investigators for their work on a clinical trial, and what methodology should be used?"  While this question seems straightforward, it is quite complex. The amount and method by which you pay investigators can play a big role in the success, or lack thereof, of your site. 

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Clinical Research Coordinators: The Glue that Binds a Clinical Research Program

Clinical research coordinators are an incredibly important part of the clinical research process. Their role has continued to evolve in recent years, as clinical trials have continued to grow in complexity. This evolved role has led to better data collection, greater protocol compliance, and overall improved subject safety. Because of their crucial role, many have come to recognize clinical research coordinators as the glue that binds clinical research programs.

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