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Roche Clinical Trial Investigator Training Portal

by Roche
with support from Virgo Health Education


Summary of work

Clinical trials constitute the single most expensive component of the entire drug development process. Roche believed that there was a better, more time and cost-effective way to train its clinical trial sites. Having looked at off-the-shelf digital solutions that didn’t meet its requirements, it took the bold step of setting out to build its own training portal.

Effective investigator training is paramount in running a clinical trial, ensuring data accuracy and compliance. Keeping the end user at the heart of the development process, the portal needed to not only provide information in one convenient place, but provide an immersive learning experience that motivated and engaged investigators to deliver the highest quality results.

With examples taken from consumer sites and established online training, the portal maximises visual and active content and has now become the new standard practice in investigator training. Since launch, the initial portal has seen almost 3,000 users across 32 countries complete over 6,500 training modules and meanwhile five additional clinical studies have seen portals launched. The portal continues to evolve, providing training at investigators’ convenience and allowing Roche to continue its mission to ‘do now what patients need next’.

Judges' comments

Tackling a new area of important and unmet need, Roche is helping to drive up standards in training through this programme. It is efficient, innovative and something of a first. Thanks to a common sense approach and excellent implementation the programme is already showing evidence of improvement.


Finalists

Shire iAdopt - pre-call planning tool - by Shire International
with support from Makara Health


Key dates

Entry deadline 29 August 2019
Extended entry deadline 5 September 2019*
*additional fee applies
Judging day 26 September 2019
Company/Team Interviews 9 October 2019
PMEA Event 27 November 2019