By Sherry Hubbard-Bednasz
So, about that clinical trial running right now. In several countries. Clinical setting required. Hmm. We at ISR are speculating that sponsors are shopping around for providers who can adapt, and adapt quickly, to current times. We know that outsourcing is already a challenging undertaking – which CRO is best-suited to conduct a given trial? Who will perform the best? These are loaded questions in normal times, and we provide the reliable data needed to tackle them. Every year we survey hundreds of clinical development outsourcers to share their perspectives and experiences regarding CRO selection and performance evaluation. Did we have the foresight to ask about trial adaptability in the face of a global pandemic? Unfortunately, no, but some findings suggest change is coming.