(Washington, DC) – December 17, 2018. ACRP, a nonprofit that sets standards for clinical research competence has been working in collaboration with Devana Solutions (Devana) and industry-leading Site Networks on a study to analyze research site and network performance data based on workforce qualification. Said Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director, “In support of ACRP’s workforce development goals, we believe it is critical to analyze site staffing, training and development initiatives and their impact on performance. Since Devana Solutions’ IGNITE for sitessoftware helps sites capture key metrics for display and analysis, it is a natural fit to collaborate with them on this study.” The Annual Metrics Challenge Study was launched in April at the ACRP Annual Conference and continues through April 12, 2019 when the next conference opens in Nashville. The results of the study will help gain insights into the impact of clinical trial training and development programs on trial site effectiveness.
Each site or site network participating in the Site Metrics Challenge Study, utilizes Devana Solutions’ IGNITE for sites platformfor more efficient study start-up and analytics on historic and current trial performance. Devana Solutions’ IGNITE for sitesis a cloud-based platform allows sites to gather data in real time, analyze the results and decision against the analytics to drive process improvement and select more of the right trials from therapeutically and operationally-aligned industry Sponsors and CROs. The first round of site performance metrics data was gathered from participating sites last month and will be collected and analyzed twice more before results of the study are revealed at ACRP Nashville in 2019.
The study is being headlined by key Research Networks –including LMC Manna I Research and IACT Health, with several other sites participating as well. The study is open to any participating research sites who utilize Devana Solutions IGNITEfor sites technology platform
All participants are excited to be part of this ground-breaking work and shared some thoughts about the challenge. Said Karri Venn, president of LMC Manna, “For over 20 years we have been on the forefront of clinical trial expertise and support the ARCP’s missing of improving efficiency and effectiveness of clinical trial management. Given we were using the Devana platform, it was natural to work with the other top site networks to demonstrate each company’s efficiency and effectiveness for the good of the industry.” Added Felicia Irvin, VP Sales and Marketing of IACT Health “We stand behind the ACRP and its rigorous training; we pay for it and reward our employees for getting certified. With the Devana Solutions overlay, we were in a position to help contribute to the ACRP Annual Metrics Challenge Study.” Another participant of the challenge, Ashley Meinsenheimer from MedPharmics, saw the value of Devana Solutions’ IGNITE for sitesimmediately given her background in managing large datasets. Meinsenheimer stated “I was pleased to participate in the ACRP challenge because it provided an opportunity for us to benchmark our site network against the best and it also provided an opportunity to demonstrate the usefulness of the technology to our employees.”
Barry Lake, Co-Founder and CEO of Devana stated “We are delighted to align with ACRP and our partner Site Networks to drive to excellence in clinical research through real time data and analytics. Site performance data transparency to support the industry-leading trial sites and site networks is our sole focus at Devana.”
Full study results will be shared in the Spring of 2019 during the ACRP Annual Conference.
ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries. ACRP’s vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere inthe world. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research. www.acrpnet.org
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