The new offering is part of TransCelerate’s site qualification and training initiative, which is a mutual recognition program for ICH E6 good clinical practice training.
According to PPD, the pilot program trained new-to-research investigators in remote areas of Thailand – and resulted in a 70% higher enrollment rate at participating sites. Additionally, screen failure rates and quality findings were nearly 10% lower than other research sites in the study.
Several universities are now participating in the program, which can be conducted virtually, face-to-face or a combination of both. The training spans site qualification and activation, pre-study activities and post-study work.
Early results have shown that 89% of trainees found the training worthwhile, according to the company.
PPD also is partnering with Envision Research to train sites in rural Louisiana.
Said Rhonda Henry, vice president of site collaboration and patient centricity for PPD: “Training more health care providers to conduct clinical research will give patients greater access to trials closer to home, making it more convenient for patients to participate.”