Trial Planning

Trial Planning and Benchmarking

Powerful trial planning and benchmarking services
Medidata offers cutting-edge trial planning services which provide insight and consulting based on benchmarked data for planning, budgeting and negotiation. Medidata Grants Manager® and Medidata CRO Contractor® offer consulting and benchmarking services that enable sponsors to effectively manage costs and resources, resulting in cost savings for your clinical studies.

Trial Planning Services
Objective: Effective cost and resource management for your clinical trials
Approach: Planning, managing and leveraging best practices in investigator and CRO contract management
Expertise: Contract negotiation, research grants, CRO outsourcing and trial resource planning

Benchmarking Services
Objective: Improved efficiencies and cost savings for your clinical trials
Approach: Analyzing a portfolio of protocols, CRO contracts and investigator grants against comparable industry benchmarks
Expertise: Data analytics, protocol data analysis, contract negotiation, protocol design, research grants, CRO outsourcing and trial resource planning



Training tailored to fit your needs
Medidata Academy offers sponsors the training needed to plan their trials for more cost-effective budgeting and benchmarking. Medidata Grants Manager and CRO Contractor users train in interactive classes, incorporating best practices. Courses can be provided at Medidata training facilities or clients' facilities, as well as online through web-based training. Training occurs on the client’s custom data configuration, providing a real-life environment for the best learning. Clients can incorporate Grants Manager and CRO Contractor training into their existing training processes with certification training.




Global support
Medidata's Support Services provides phone support for trial planning services from 8am to 5:30pm Eastern Time and e-mail support from 8am to 9pm Eastern Time. In addition to English, questions and comments can be addressed in Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.

Our support technicians are experts in all Medidata products and have a comprehensive understanding of the full clinical trial process to facilitate communication with site users, no matter their level of technology expertise.