Take Control of Your Clinical Study – Visualize Site and CRO Performance to Improve Governance

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical,
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Clinical trial sponsors are rightfully concerned about losing control of their study and their study data when they outsource to service providers. With many studies, sponsors have contracted with a dozen vendors or more. Getting the data to track site performance and CRA efficiency within the required time frame is challenging to say the least.

The sheer number of status and trip reports from multiple providers in a variety of formats can make it difficult to determine if certain provider and sites are complying with committed service levels. Sometimes the vendors providing the status reports have little incentive to identify issues and delays with the study as they might be responsible for these delays. Many sponsors report they just don’t get the data they need to properly track their study status and oversee study budgets.

In this webinar, learn how data visualization and reporting helps sponsors regain control of their studies. We will discuss options to better track site and CRO performance and how data visualizations help sponsors easily see the status of their study and patient enrollment along with their site and CRO performance. Electronic Data Capture and site metric data provide a wealth of information to understand exactly where one stands for each study. Easy-to-understand reports and visuals provide real-time access to study tracking data, allowing sponsors to make informed decisions. Working with a data partner who does not have a direct stake in the outcome of the reports can be key to taking control of one’s clinical data.


Joe Barraquio, Portfolio Manager, Quartesian

Joe Barraquio has over 15 years of experience in the life sciences industry where he has held numerous leadership positions overseeing multidisciplinary cross-functional teams, some of which have included clinical operations, project management, data management, biometrics and regulatory affairs. Joe currently serves as portfolio manager at Quartesian where he provides senior level management, guidance and support to project teams involved in clinical data management, biometrics and medical writing activities.

Prior to joining Quartesian in 2014, Joe worked with WCCT Global (formerly West Coast Clinical Trials) where he was a member of the leadership team that helped drive the company’s growth and expansion as a small Phase 1 clinical unit to a full-service contract research organization capable of supporting sponsors on a full range of services covering drug development. Joe holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Biostatistics & Epidemiology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the California State University of Long Beach.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to individuals working in the following or related departments: 

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical Operations
  • Data Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Monitors, CROs and Sponsors

What You Will Learn

This webinar will explain the issues and difficulty sponsors have with tracking the success of clinical trials. Participants will learn:

  • What data is needed to track sites and CRO performance 
  • What kind of data visuals help easily identify trouble spots
  • How to leverage these reports to improve vendor management
  • How to avoid the pitfalls that other sponsors have run in to

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Quartesian was formed in January 2003, headquartered in Princeton, N.J. with the goal of providing “Clinical Data Your Way” to its clients. This is accomplished by providing clinical data services faster, more efficient and cost-effective than ever thought possible. The founding members of Quartesian rely not only on their technical expertise, but on their experience as past clients of clinical service providers. Quartesian prides itself on its flexibility, responsiveness, adherence to client specifications and timelines for all projects conducted anywhere in the world. We have worked for over 125+ pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with 100% repeat business and no change orders.

Our business model brings together domestic and off-shore staff with minimum overhead and maximum efficiency within a framework of validated computer systems, regulatory compliance and industry best practices. Our long company history, wide geographic presence, high quality standards, cost effectiveness, faster turnaround time, and therapeutic expertise as well as qualified, experienced and talented employee capabilities enhance our client benefits.

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