The Nuts & Bolts of Selecting a Contract Research Organizations

The clinical trial industry is highly regulated with a complex landscape. Contract Research Organizations (CROs) are a big part of any strategic product development life cycle. Sponsoring companies of new drugs, devices, or biologics may outsource all or part of their clinical research. These service providers or vendors range from niche to full-service capabilities, which a sponsor of a clinical trial(s) would need to define and assess.

This webinar evaluated the following:

  • Determining internal champions/selection committees

  • Strategic Sourcing/Procurement workflow/checklist

  • Documentation and Regulations

  • Challenges of CRO Outsourcing

  • Best Practices to get the best value

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Joelle Herman

President & Principal Sr. Consultant of NeoTrials, LLC

As President and Principal Sr. Consultant of NeoTrials LLC, Joelle brings over twenty years of experience in clinical product development. Prior to forming her own consulting firm, she served as Director of Clinical Operations for several biopharma companies. She has also been responsible for global clinical programs for US and non-US based organizations and began her career working with patients in cardiac surgery and a University Site Management Organization (SMO). Her trial experience includes pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices with top biopharma. Joelle has conducted and managed over 30 global trials from medical devices to vaccines and has led trials for well-known products like Lipitor® and Flomax®. 

Joelle is an expert in clinical operations, including global program management, investigational site management, vendor partnerships, outsourcing management, compliance management and has led many strategic initiatives to support private, public and government clients.

Joelle holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, both from the University of South Florida and is a Certified PMI Project Management Professional.