Driving informed decisions in site selection: It's a two-way street

Site Selection Practices

Risk based site selection is like an informed consent, you need the right information to make the best decision. The Sponsor and CRO are not the only decision makers, the site has to decide which Sponsors/CROs are the best decision for them. Making the right decision on both sides requires a two-way dialogue that starts by defining site performance and measuring it appropriately, beginning with study startup and through study execution. The webinar will focus on study startup and discuss site selection practices from both the site and the Sponsor/CRO perspective.

In this webinar we will explore:

  • Considerations for assessing the fit between sites and Sponsors/CROs
  • Enabling a two-way dialogue—Questions that sites need to consider before they commit to a study
  • What is site performance?
  • Measuring site performance in the context of study startup
  • Detractors: Why cycle times are not sufficient to measure performance
  • The use of scorecards & metrics to drive informed site selection

This webinar is applicable to:

  • Sponsor and CRO roles responsible for site selection
  • Sponsor and CRO roles responsible for collecting and evaluating site metrics
  • Investigator site personnel responsible for feasibility responses to the Sponsor


Christine Pierre
Christine Pierre is the CEO and Founder of RxTrials, Inc. and the Founder and President of the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS). She is internationally known for her experience and expertise in clinical research site management and patient recruitment and retention for the clinical trials industry. In addition to being a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences, she has also addressed audiences around the world on issues pertaining to human subject protection, site operations, and subject recruitment and retention. Her global reach has included presentations and consulting in Australia, Canada, Africa, Israel, and the United States.

Christine has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and has served on numerous editorial boards of industry publications. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a board member of the Metric Champion Consortium (MCC) and is on the Board of Advisors for both the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research (CISCRP) and Hands Across the Americas. Learn more
Barry is a clinical trial and operations management expert. His experiences as an Oncology nurse, clinical trial coordinator and his senior management roles at Novartis, Roche, Merck, and AstraZeneca provides him with a well-rounded set of skills and experiences in the clinical trial space. His passion is transforming study management and trial execution processes through the creation of optimized business processes, which are supported by facilitating systems, which allow sponsor and investigator teams to meet their patient and clinical program goals faster and more efficiently.
Director of Client Engagement
Barry Milton
Beth Harper
Beth is the President of Clinical Performance Partners, Inc., a clinical research consulting firm specializing in enrollment and site performance management and facilitating productive sponsor-site relationships. Beth leverages her 30 years of site, SMO, CRO, Pharma, Consulting, Training and Service Provider experiences, both domestically and internationally, to identify solutions for optimizing the clinical trials process.
Clinical Performance Partners

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