A CRO (Contract Research Organization) is a company that helps conduct clinical trials for a pharmaceutical company or otherwise known as a sponsor of a clinical trial. CROs provide clinical trial management services for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries and are an integral part of the drug development process.
Although there are many different types of CROs, the typical CRO services include regulatory affairs, site selection and activation, recruitment support, clinical monitoring, data management, trial logistics, pharmacovigilance, biostatistics, medical writing, and project management, among other required tasks to complete a clinical trial.
In a clinical trial, CROs are hired by pharmaceutical companies otherwise known as sponsors, to perform required to initiate and conduct the study on the sponsor’s behalf.
CROs are key players in clinical research, and they help sponsors by reducing their workload, while ensuring trial quality and compliance with good clinical practice standards.
Throughout its history, Verified Clinical Trials has work quite closely with nearly every major CRO in the industry. Examples of this include; ICON/PRA, IQVIA, Syneos, Parexel, LabCorp Drug Development (formerly Covance), Worldwide Clinical Trials, PPD and numerous others.
Verified Clinical Trials is able to provide protections against duplicate research subjects and professional research subjects as well as many other protocol violations that can only be prevented by using the global Verified Clinical Trials research subject database registry. Verified Clinical Trials and CRO’s work hand-in-hand to improve research subject safety and improve data quality. Verified Clinical Trials provides an invaluable service by detecting duplicate in professional subjects at the time of screening and continuing the protections the entire duration of the study. Verified Clinical Trials is able to contract directly with the CRO or the pharmaceutical company as well.