George Clinical is leveraging Medidata’s cloud-based clinical solution Rave Grants Manager in order to be able to provide its global clients with a robust, data-driven approach to quickly and accurately develop investigator grant budgets.
The partnership is expected to enhance operational efficiency and patient recruitment and also provide training to ensure seamless adoption and use of the software.
Powered by Medidata’s PICAS database, which contains a large volume of procedures covering most therapeutic indications and phases, the solution provides Sponsors and Contract Research Organization (CROs) with the ability to establish and set fair market value for investigator grant budgets to ensure consistent and accurate budgets.
Rave Grants Manager also enables the site budgeting process, and provides tools and data to process site budget amendments.
Susan Cole, George Clinical’s regional head project operations in the United States and Europe, said their mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide through clinical research supported by global service delivery and therapeutic expertise.
“With Medidata Rave Grants Manager, our clients can engage patient populations and reduce sponsor R&D costs, while maintaining the highest scientific integrity,” said Cole.
Edwin Ng, SVP and general manager, Asia Pacific at Medidata Solutions, said 80% of Sponsors’ time and effort in their financial planning is being consumed by manual processes and workarounds.
“By enhancing operational efficiency, Rave Grants Manager enables sites to spend less time worrying about finances and shift their focus back to the studies and the care of patients,” said Ng.