As a large sponsor in our industry, we are acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges our clinical research site partners are facing with the attrition of experienced staff. We acknowledge that a recent SCRS site survey indicates a 35 to 61 percent turnover rate.
Our company recognizes the importance of supporting clinical research sites while building the next generation of diverse talent as an imperative to maintain the clinical trial ecosystem. We hope to inspire others by sharing some of the ways in which we are investing in these efforts.
We sponsor an extensive R&D internship program each year. In addition, we:
Through our vendor partners, we also continue to provide site Study Coordinator resource support to help mitigate enrollment gaps and focus on community outreach and patient recruitment.
We recognize that there is much work to be done in creating the next generation of clinical researchers but there is strength in numbers. That’s why we, along with our industry colleagues, must continue to invest, support and share best practices on how to build and diversify the clinical research workforce.
As always, our company is open to collaborating with sites and others in the industry to help in the development of future talent.