Central Business Development
- By utilizing a niche focused marketing strategy, CCS will work
diligently on behalf of the sites to solicit new study opportunities
in the area of cardiovascular disease that involve innovative and
promising therapeutics to benefit patients.
Budget/Contract Negotiation - With the establishment of a master
agreement with all the sites within the network, CCS can then deal
directly with sponsors on one contract and eliminate the need for
sites to get involved in reviewing each study agreement. In addition,
with the extensive knowledge of CCS' clinical and financial staff,
we are able to develop fair and realistic budgets that are acceptable
to both sponsors and sites.
Regulatory Document Collection - Working with the sites, CCS
staff can ensure that sites receive, process and deliver all the
required pre-study documentation while also reviewing the paperwork
prior to submittal for any discrepancies.
Management - CCS recognizes the significant up-front financial
burden that sites endure before the sponsor provides patient compensation.
As a result, CCS acts as an advocate for the site by providing an
efficient mechanism of obtaining compensation that utilizes the
enrollment logs to trigger sponsor invoicing and the subsequent
payment to the sites of patient activity on the trials.
Management - CCS works with sites in providing personnel training,
site audits, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and study specific
training with an emphasis on improving the site's performance and
adherence to the various governmental and sponsor requirements.
- Being a single site on a trial can be a very isolating experience
for an investigator. As a part of CCS network, site personnel have
an conduit in which to receive information on the particulars of
a trial from the front lines while also being able to utilize the
large presence of CCS as a vehicle to communicate to the sponsor
concerns or issues that are critical to successful completion of
Investigator Initiated Research
- As CCS sites gain the knowledge and experience of clinical research
they may desire, with the involvement of the CCS network, to perform
some of their own clinical research and as such further expand the
academic reputation of the consortium.