Patient recruitment in clinical trials plays a key role with regards to planning and execution. With increasingly complex study protocols and demands for faster results, clinical trial sponsors and contract research organisations (CROs) are seeking efficient, responsible, organised and data-driven patient identification solutions, to complete trials on time and within budget.

Factors such as increasing investment in clinical research, advances in digital communication technologies, and the growing adoption of decentralised clinical trials are driving the demand for outsourcing the recruitment of participants and management to specialised companies with the required experience, team capacity and technology.

Finding the best patient recruitment companies for clinical trials

Clinical Trials Arena has listed some of the leading patient recruitment companies, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes companies that can enrol, recruit, engage and retain the most qualified and diversified patients for different phases of clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas. It also includes providers of cloud-based search platforms to identify and recruit potential study volunteers, as well as consultants for designing, overhauling and supporting recruitment strategies to deliver clinical trials more quickly and cost-effectively.

The information contained within the download document is useful for clinical research and development (R&D) directors and executives, clinical trial managers and coordinators, clinical research scientists, consultants, data managers, and any other individual involved in clinical trial patient management.

The download contains detailed information on patient recruitment for clinical trials companies and their solutions, alongside contact details to aid your hiring decisions.

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Patient recruitment solutions for clinical trials

Clinical investigators require expert solutions and services to recruit and engage qualifying clinical trial participants in stipulated timeframes and in compliance with specific study protocols while safeguarding the rights and welfare of research subjects.

Patient recruitment and management solutions for clinical trials include, but are not limited to:

  • Targeted outreach through a network of partners and patient advocacy groups
  • Traditional and digital media advertising and notification of new clinical trials
  • Cloud-based patient identification and recruitment
  • Patient enrolment and retention
  • Design of screening flow for potential trial participants
  • Clinical trial site support services
  • Virtual clinical trial platforms
  • International patient recruitment for decentralised clinical trials
  • Customised software solutions for clinical trial patient management
  • Patient recruitment strategy consulting and analytical services, and
  • Direct-to-patient marketing services

With the increasing demand to test new drugs and medical devices on a diverse population and maintain high standards of transparency and safety, participant recruitment companies are developing innovative technologies, tools and tactics to target, recruit and engage suitable study participants for clinical trials in different therapeutic areas efficiently and seamlessly.

While traditional patient recruitment methods continue, pharmaceutical and clinical research companies are gradually shifting toward digital recruitment strategies, a trend that accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.