ACRP and Devana Solutions® Announce First Annual Site Metrics Challenge Study Winners

Seven organizations recognized for high performance on the front lines of the clinical trials industry.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), a non-profit establishing industry standards for clinical research competence and workforce development, and Devana Solutions, provider of cloud-based metrics capture and data analytics software for clinical trial sites and networks, are excited to announce winners of the 2019 Annual Site Metrics Challenge Study. The study analyzed timing and performance metrics data and the impact of clinical site staff-training by accredited organizations such as ACRP, the leader in clinical trials workforce development and certification.

The study was headlined by three industry-leading Integrated Site Networks: IACT Health, a 17-site network throughout Georgia; LMC Manna Research, at 21 integrated sites across Canada; and PMG Research, Inc., ICON’s integrated site network covering 14 cities in the Mid-Atlantic & Midwest regions. Not surprisingly, each of the headlining site networks won in a category and ranked highly in the other metrics categories. Almost 200 investigative sites participated representing single-location research sites, site networks, highly-specialized sites and academic medical centers.

Participants submitted reports focused on five, specific study start-up and performance metrics which, along with a myriad of other data points, were already being automatically tracked and captured through their usage of Devana Solutions® IGNITE platform by the majority of participants.

Winners of the 2019 ACRP-Devana Solutions Site Metrics Challenge Study are:

Fastest Feasibility Turnaround
1st Place: LMC I Manna Research
2nd Place: MedPharmics

Fastest from Activation to First Screen
ForCare Clinical Research

Fastest Budget & Contract Turnaround Time
Winner in the Site Network Category: PMG Research, Inc.
Winner in the AMC Category: University of Sunshine Coast
Winner in the Specialty Site Category: Raleigh Neurology Associates Clinical Research

Contract Met Percentage
IACT Health

“We conceived of the ACRP-Devana Solutions Site Metrics Challenge Study to try to explore and test a thesis,” according to Jim Kremidas, Executive Director of ACRP, “That thesis being that strong site performance would highly correlate to sites and site networks that had a high commitment to ACRP site staffing, training, and development initiatives. We were pleased – but not surprised – to learn that all of the winning sites and site networks had a strong history and commitment to ACRP training and certification across a very high percentage of their site staff.”
“PMG Research is honored to be recognized for our efforts to decrease start up timelines. Making the clinical trials process more efficient benefits industry partners, sites, and patients by maximizing enrollment opportunity, contributing to faster data analysis, and improving time to market,” said Kathy Cole, Director of Feasibility at PMG Research.

“Devana’s technology facilitates more effective and efficient collaboration through a scalable and centralized platform, providing workflow automation, historical analysis, performance metrics, and custom live reporting from anywhere, any time,” said Simon Corman, Director, Business Development at LMC Manna Research.

“IACT Health has long been a proponent of adopting advanced technologies across our sites and of ACRP’s efforts around staffing, training and development,” stated Jeff Kingsley, CEO of IACT Health, “Clearly, both have contributed in supporting the performance of our dedicated team at IACT.”

ACRP and Devana Solutions believe that this year’s winners and participants will continue to raise the bar for clinical research. By recognizing these outstanding sites and celebrating their achievements, the organizations aim to inspire other high-performing sites to advance their education through ACRP’s training and certification and to improve performance through adopting the Devana IGNITE technology to capture and analyze site metrics toward the overall goal of making the Clinical Research Community stronger.

The ACRP – Devana Solutions First Annual Site Metrics Challenge Study winners will be recognized at the 2019 ACRP Annual Meeting Awards & Recognition Ceremony on April 12, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.