[Executive Summary] Investigator Site Payments Strategy Survey
As the number of clinical trials increases so does the complexity and number of US and global sites needed to foster trial success. The management of accurate investigator site payments for trial milestones and timelines within a reasonable timeframe is a complex process. During this survey sponsors were asked to provide feedback on current site payment practices, how these practices are measured, what process improvement initiatives are currently being explored, what are some of the barriers to change and what site payment trends will occur over the next five years.
Results indicate a consistent theme of the need for increased payment transparency. Plus, a shift seems to be occurring regarding the movement away from manual Excel spreadsheet-based processes but it appears a knowledge gap exists around payment technology options in the market that support multi-study clinical trials.