Benchmarking Clinical Trials Practices in Central and Eastern Europe
May 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations are setting up an increasing number of clinical trials in Central and Eastern Europe. The region offers attractive opportunities for sponsors to accelerate subject recruitment and to carry out clinical trials according to harmonized international standards and regulations. Recent concerns about data quality and cost-efficiency at CEE investigational sites, however, have led to regular evaluation of sites' clinical research performance and capacity. Now it is essential to introduce benchmarking and performance measurement to the conduct of clinical trials to identify best practices and to continually improve clinical research.