BBK Worldwide® Blog

The Art and Science of Clinical Trial Feasibility

Posted by Alexia Medici, Account Executive on Wed, Feb 12, 2020


Determining site feasibility is something that most investigators and site coordinators are familiar with. However, once the questionnaire is filled out and provided back to the sponsor and/or CRO, sites may not be aware of the internal process a reviewing entity may have in evaluating the site’s feasibility for the study. As a former clinical research coordinator, I was curious about this. So, I decided to work with BBK's President Matt Kibby, who has been revolutionizing the site feasibility process for the past 20 years. Together, we worked to understand and provide greater context to current site staff regarding the way BBK views and evaluates sites for study feasibility.

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Topics: Site Selection, Site Engagement, Patient Enrollment, Feasibility

Moving Beyond the Myth That Doctors Won't Refer

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Aug 8, 2019
“Doctors won’t refer!” It’s a phrase spoken far too often – and often delivered with an air of unwavering certainty. However, growing evidence suggests otherwise – including most recently the findings from BBK Worldwide’s Study Voices survey.
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Topics: BBK Worldwide, Physician Engagement, Site Support, Site Selection, Site Engagement, Clinical Trials, Study Voices

Country- and Site-Level Considerations for Informed Site Selection

Posted by BBKWorldwide on Fri, Nov 6, 2015

Choosing the right countries and sites for a particular study remains one of the industry’s biggest challenges – but it doesn’t have to be. When the time comes to select sites for your clinical research study, there are many considerations that can guide your decisions to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Topics: Site Selection

Site Selection & Enrollment Feasibility for Global Patient Recruitment

Posted by BBKWorldwide on Tue, May 12, 2015

While the push for sponsors to go global with clinical studies is old news, the industry has been working hard to develop and invest in ways to choose the right sites and countries. Ultimately, site selection matters because investigator sites are the only place where study volunteers can participate in clinical research. Enrollment is the end game – further drug development, regulatory submissions and marketing are contingent on having this data.

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, Site Selection

Fantasy Site Selection & Enrollment Feasibility

Posted by Matt Kibby on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Show of hands who plays Fantasy (American) Football please… I know I do. And so do 19 of my colleagues here at BBK. (That’s 23.75% of our workforce). We form two separate leagues, each consisting of ten teams apiece, where we battle for FF (Fantasy Football) supremacy.

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Topics: Site Selection

Free eBook: Successful Site Selection Now Available for Download!

Posted by BBKWorldwide on Fri, Jan 9, 2015

Trials are getting increasingly more complex, and running studies globally is a business imperative – today more than ever. These complexities require a new set of methods and technologies to identify patients willing to engage in trials. We know from experience that those leveraging next-gen data management and deep analytics tools are succeeding in achieving their business objectives.

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Topics: eBook, Site Selection

Patient Recruitment Reporting: Is Your Instrument "In Tune"?

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, May 30, 2014

Struggling musician? Tell me about it. I've been playing, or should I say, trying to play the guitar for a few years now. There are many different methodologies to playing a guitar, but at the end of the day, it's an instrument. And when I am not pretending to be Tom Petty on the weekends, I spend my days working in our technology department here at BBK Worldwide. The instrument I use on a daily basis is TrialCentralNetTM (TCN®), a metric-driven patient recruitment portal. So, where am I going with all this? Well, here is a quote from Johann Sebastian Bach that will set the tone for this blog post: "It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, Technology, Site Selection

Challenge Your Clinical Research Team: Patient Recruitment Mind Benders

Posted by BBK Worldwide on Fri, Apr 25, 2014

In this post, we are sharing a few of our favorite cards from the
BBK Worldwide Patient Recruitment Prep Deck. These exercises provide a wide range of engaging mind benders to help professionals involved in any aspect of the patient recruitment process. From protocol writing to consenting patients, these cards offer insight into the confluence of factors creating the unique challenges that face each individual protocol, as well as ideas for how to overcome them.

The cards showcased below highlight the five categories essential to clinical study enrollment: Redeployment, Implementation, Planning, Training and Support, and Infrastructure. Use these for investigators meetings, training your study team and site staff, and any time you are preparing for enrollment success!

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, Site Selection

A Conversation About Clinical Trial Privacy Considerations and Advertising Efficacy - Part I

Posted by Joan F. Bachenheimer on Fri, Mar 21, 2014

This is part one of a two-part series by Joan F. Bachenheimer, founding principal, and Matt Kibby, principal, technology and innovation, BBK Worldwide.

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Topics: Patient Recruitment, TrialCentralNet, Technology, Metrics and Reporting, Site Selection

Fantasy Site Selection and Enrollment Feasibility

Posted by Matt Kibby on Fri, Jan 3, 2014
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Topics: Technology, Site Selection