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September 23, 2014

Streamlining the Site Budgeting and Payment Process

Speakers for this Event:
  • Frank J. Cattie, Vice President, Trial Planning Solutions (TPS), Medidata Solutions
  • Marcus Thornton, Senior Director, CTMS, Medidata Solutions
  • Clinical researchers know the importance of having oversight and control of their site management costs. From quickly developing accurate investigator budgets to efficiently negotiating site contracts and facilitating timely payments, managing this process is crucial to the success of a sponsor’s study.

    Join this one-hour session as Medidata leaders discuss ways to improve site engagement and cost management by leveraging the industry’s latest developments and technologies.

    The presenters will explore how to:

    • Use benchmarks to ensure cost payments are defensible and FMV-compliant;
    • Build a better study budget with complexity metrics and procedure frequencies; and 
    •  Analyze budget and contracting data to streamline the payment process.

    Keywords: Clinical Site Management, Investigator Budgets

    Senior Managers, Directors, VPs and Divisional Heads, from Sponsors, CROs and Sites with the following responsibilities:

    • Clinical Operations
    • Clinical Project Management
    • Contracts, Procurement and Outsourcing
    • Strategic Planning
    • Budget Management
    • Grant Management
    • Clinical Finance and Administration
    • Clinical Pricing
    • Business Operations
    • Regulatory Compliance


    Frank J. Cattie, Vice President, Trial Planning Solutions (TPS), Medidata Solutions

    Frank is global business lead for Trial Planning offerings at Medidata Solutions. In this role he interacts with clinical trial sponsors and CROs in the United States, Europe and Japan, helping them optimize their clinical spending and related processes through implementation of Medidata’s Grants Manager and CRO Contractor industry cost benchmark solutions. Prior to its acquisition by Medidata in 2008, Frank spent six years at Fast Track Systems in Strategic Accounts and, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was responsible for global business development and was a member of the executive management team.

    Marcus Thornton, Senior Director, CTMS, Medidata Solutions

    Marcus came to Medidata Solutions with two decades of experience in the life science industry and currently serves as senior director, CTMS. Marcus has dedicated his career to creating efficiencies in the clinical trial process. He worked at two biotechnology companies in the 1990's and established a life sciences communications company working with Large Pharma, which he merged with an international e-solutions consultancy in Europe. Most recently, Marcus co-founded Clinical Force, to realize his vision of innovating the development of clinical trial management systems.


    Medidata Solutions is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, transforming clinical development through its advanced applications and intelligent data analytics. The Medidata Clinical Cloud™ brings new levels of productivity and quality to the clinical testing of promising medical treatments, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. We are committed to advancing the competitive and scientific goals of our global customers, which include over 90% of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies; innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms; leading academic medical centers; and contract research organizations.

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