DOes your upcoming global study need a data management cro with global offices?
While there are times when the location of the CDM service provider may be a cost driving factor, this is seldom the case.
If a sponsor is conducting a study in a remote part of the world where the Data Manager would need to physically visit a site and provide one-on-one training on the use of ePRO, the Clinical Database or CRF Completion, it would definitely be more cost-effective to select a service provider with resources in the same geographic vicinity.
But, barring this type of need, sponsors should instead focus on selecting a global clinical data management provider who can demonstrate core competencies such as quality, adaptive customer service, effective communication and timeline management.
These competencies should outweigh the consideration of physical location of a CDM service provider 100% of the time.