Management Courses
Part of a STAR Programme

Whether or not you want to outsource specific activities or your entire trial, you know that you need to do it right.  But how?  Who has taught you how to optimise the search for the right CRO or how to set up or even terminate a contract with a CRO?  How do you manage bid-defence meetings, evaluate the performance of your partner?  How do you define the right working principles?

Fortunately, the answers to the above questions are here! In this 2-day course everything is covered to have a successful partnership with your CRO. The interactivity of this course is unparalleled. The 1st day we will be focussing on how to choose your optimal resourcing solution and learning how to select the right Contract Research Organisation (CRO) for your special project. On the 2nd day hints & tips will be provided on how to best manage your CRO and how to add value by fostering the right relationship and turning it into a long-lasting partnership. Furthermore, a seasoned expert from pharma industry will present how a CRO management process has been implemented in his organisation.

Course time
9h00 - 17h00
Who should attend

Clinical Research professionals responsible for selecting and managing Contract Research Organisations (Project Managers, Clinical Operations Managers, Outsourcing Managers), and anyone working with external providers who has an interest.

Programme highlights
  • Define the right outsourcing strategy for your organisation
  • Qualify the right CRO for your project
  • Define contract requirements
  • Appreciate the significance of a partnership with your CRO
  • Measure the performance of your CRO
  • Establishing and monitoring the partnership
  • Solve problems and lessons learned
Learning Objectives
  • Understand important aspects of how to select the right resourcing strategy
  • Get hands-on information on how to qualify the right CRO
  • Know how to plan study specific requirements to optimize your project results
  • Be able to keep the CRO oversight
  • Get familiar with techniques to solve problems with your CRO during a project

Book a course

Date Lang Location
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1 250,00 € excl. VAT (if applicable)


Tailored Project - Switzerland
May 2011

“Very good course for someone who does not have previous experience working with a CRO”.

“The trainers are very professional, have a good knowledge and are highly experienced. They are very interactive with the audience”.