Whether for a new program or an established entity, adequately staffing a clinical research organization can be difficult. Staffing has a significant impact on every aspect of a clinical trial, from compliance to financial viability to efficiency. Determining the correct staffing capacities and competencies for a research program takes time, dedication and an intimate knowledge of the needs of a successful clinical research organization.
One of the best ways to ensure that your current staffing structure is fully optimized is to conduct a Staff-Right Analysis. Conducting a Staff-Right Analysis allows you to evaluate every staff position and its corresponding responsibilities within your program. During this process, examine how much time is being spent on each process while also developing a full breakdown of staffing capacity to ensure your program is working at peak efficiency.
Review the following common positions and key tasks for clinical research staff so you can more efficiently conduct a Staff-Right Analysis for your site:
Clinical Trial Program Director/Manager
Research Finance Analyst (Pre-Award)
Research Finance Analyst (Post-Award)
Research Nurse/Study Coordinator
Data Manager/Research Assistant
Trial Procurement/Sponsor Relations
For more information about clinical research staffing, or if you would like to discuss how GuideStar works with healthcare research sites, contact us.
GuideStar’s research team has years of experience with clinical research program site structure, staffing, finance, compliance and communications. Our services include structural and financial evaluation, budget negotiations, coverage analysis services, and more.