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7 Staff Augmentation Resources to Help Your Site Restart Research

We have read the news, reviewed the data, and heard it directly from our customers: The clinical trial industry has drastically changed with the emergence of COVID-19. For clinical research institutions, mitigating the negative impacts of COVID-19 on research activities has become a focal point. With research activities gradually resuming, research administrators and study teams may be faced with several challenges preventing them from conducting their trials and operations as effectively and efficiently as possible. Such challenges may include institutional hiring freezes, furloughs, restrictions on in-person activities, and changes in workflows and documentation.

Changes in staff availability and institutional resources can impact critical tasks such as data entry (impacting obligations made to sponsors for data provision) and data quality, and can burden remaining staff with additional protocol responsibilities. Advarra offers a number of services to help you restart research activities – such as Staff Augmentation. You likely have short-term projects to be completed quickly, or large ongoing projects delayed due to a lack of time and resources. We can assist with both.

The purpose of Staff Augmentation is to temporarily fill staffing needs. Our team is comprised of clinical research technology experts with experience at either OnCore® customer sites or on our product support team. We utilize our technology and clinical research experience and expertise to fulfill a number of roles on a customer team. These roles may include project manager, CTMS coordinator, business analyst, or trainer.

How can the Staff Augmentation team help you? With our knowledge of research, best practices, and software, we can hit the ground running to help tackle the problems customers are experiencing while restarting research activities. We have experience working remotely and continuing to push projects forward to meet goals. Even with restricted travel, we are still able to successfully provide support to our customers. Examples of how the Staff Augmentation team can collaborate with customers include:

The clinical research industry is evolving to meet the changes brought about by the current environment. We continue to work closely with our customers to ensure they feel supported in the “new normal.” With the level of expertise our Staff Augmentation team brings to the research community, we have the knowledge and tools our customers need to successfully manage their research portfolios. As always, we are here to help you succeed. We stand with you to continue the great work of investigating and solving the needs of research and patients worldwide.

If your institution is struggling with restarting research slowed by COVID-19, we can help. Learn more about staffing solutions.

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