Any audit on a site will invariably cost a site time and resources. Therefore it is important to discuss reimbursement with sponsors.
New sites are sometimes afraid to negotiate budgets. Meanwhile, established sites may overlook seemingly small items that could increase the site’s budget.
Some sites write notes to file indicating where files such as Curriculum Vitaes are located. The notes may reference another location such as another binder or an online resource such as Intralinks VIA.
One way to remember the difference between an academic and private research site is that private research sites do not develop their own protocols. Private research sites obtain their protocols from sponsors.
Remote monitoring techniques are still being tested. This approach to monitoring and the technology that comes with it has the potential to change the world of clinical research.
New sites may benefit from being experts in single indications. However, sites should consider becoming more flexible due to the unpredictability of the available studies.