Urgent Care Centers:
Sterling Research maintains a unique collaboration with a group of urgent care centers conducting more than 180,000 patient visits/year. These centers are an excellent recruitment source for "acute" trials such as those for acute infections, sprains and strain injuries. A computerized database at the urgent care centers allows us accurate estimates of patient visits per month for particular disorders.
In 2007, Sterling Research began using Clinical Conductor™, a clinical trial management system (CTMS), allowing us to track virtually any aspect of the trial from the time our site was selected through close-out of the trial. This can include but is not limited to the effectiveness of advertisements; demographics of study population; numbers of potential participants with a specific diagnosis; taking specific medications and/or lab criteria; screen failure rates; time studies and much more.
Sterling Research Group has an ongoing relationship with a number of family practitioners, internists and other specialists who participate as principal investigators or sub investigators. Specialties and sub-specialties are represented in our list of available physicians.
Full-time Patient Recruitment Department:
A major component of our enrollment success is our utilization of full-time dedicated recruitment specialists. Recognizing the critical importance of study timelines, our recruitment team is trained on each study protocol and focuses all of their efforts on pre-screening and identifying appropriate participants for each trial helping to keep screen failures to a minimum. It is our belief that RETENTION begins during the recruitment process which is often the participants 1st contact with us; and our recruitment team is dedicated to making that first experience a good one.