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Carlin, SharePoint and Mid-Size Pharmas: For the Love of ‘Stuff’

Remember the George Carlin bit about “stuff”? If you’ve never seen it—or if you just need a five-minute break—go to YouTube and check it out. It was 30 years ago when Carlin shared his astute and ever-humorous observations about our addiction to “stuff”. This included his belief that a house is nothing more than “a pile of[…]

Resource Management: To Algorithm or Not to Algorithm?

Demand forecasting—the ability to project demand by role and project—is an important part of resource management. Companies conduct demand forecasting in several ways. Some have project managers enter demand by role for, say, 12 months. Others communicate standards to help drive consistency in how project managers estimate demand. Still, others create demand forecasting algorithms to[…]

CRO Data Integration: Your CTMS or Mine?

The pharmaceutical industry in 2013 will continue the downsizing of drug development operations.  In doing this, they will place an ever-greater reliance on strategic CRO alliances and collaborative technologies. As sponsors increase their reliance on CROs, the need for better collaboration and more transparency will also increase. Data Collection In managing a study, CROs must use[…]

Can Risk-Based Contracts Enhance the Sponsor-CRO Relationship?

The sponsor-CRO relationship continues to shift toward alliances and partnerships. It is no surprise that there is an emergence of risk-based or performance-based contracts in clinical trials.  One would think this would be a winning proposition for both parties. However, the comments I hear from our clients on both sides seem counter-productive to the relationships they[…]