Service provider selection decisions are not made in a vacuum. In addition to the role that PPAs play in the process, companies also seek assistance from specialized outside consultants to help with their outsourcing decisions. One-third of respondents said they look to outside consultants for guidance with outsourcing their Phase II/III clinical development programs. When looking at company size, a slightly higher proportion of mid-size sponsors engage consultants.

Originally published in Life Science Leader.

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