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Thursday, June 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#508 OD: ON DEMAND - Optimizing Study Start Up Processes: Site Selection, Budgeting, and Contracting

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

Initiating a clinical trial is a lengthy process, complicated by multiple stakeholders, inaccurate data and complex protocols. The budget creation and negotiation lifecycle today relies on manual, time-consuming workflows which leads to delays. Transforming these processes for clinical trial sponsors and CROs is critical; enabling efficiency and data accuracy can support a streamlined and optimized study start-up, resulting in speed to market, and the delivery of potentially life-saving products to patients that need them. Today, increased focus has been placed on optimizing elements of study initiation using effective technology - driving process improvement, enhanced collaboration and leveraging reliable sources of data. In this session, you will discover how to transform your study start up processes, from site selection, contracting to budget negotiation. These steps will help to provide complete confidence in your clinical trial initiation, providing for transparency and management of rates and approvals, ultimately ensuring that your clinical trial is ready for the first patient in.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how to influence future budget negotiation processes from sponsor and CRO to sites to increase financial transparency and predictability; Evaluate key data points needed to estimate overall clinical trial study costs from start up to completion; Identify time-saving efficiencies in study design and start up using integrated workflows and technology resulting in speed to market.


Jim Murphy, MS


Contracting as Critical Element Before Start of a Clinical Trial: General Approaches and Examples for Possible Solutions
Thorsten Ruppert, PharmD

Optimizing Site Selection for a Global Clinical Trial
Vladimir Shnaydman, PhD

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Vladimir Shnaydman

President, ORBee Consulting, United States
Vladimir has BS & MS in EE & CS, MS in Applied Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Engineering. He contributed to many industries, such as biotechnology, computer systems development, water resources, telecommunications, transportation, and military applications. Dr. Shnaydman published more... Read More →
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Jim Murphy

Chief Executive Officer, Greenphire
As CEO, Jim strategically leads the strategy for Greenphire, including client satisfaction, business operations, commercial execution and financial performance. He is committed to fostering a culture of growth, innovation, excellence and employee satisfaction. Jim has focused his... Read More →

Thorsten Ruppert

Senior Manager Research/Development/Innovation, vfa - German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
Dr. Thorsten Ruppert is senior manager for research, development and innovation in the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies - vfa. In 2004 he joined the vfa, where as Senior Manager Research, Development & Innovation he is responsible for a variety of topics mainly... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044