Benchmarking European Investigator Payments


This report provides an analysis of Europe’s clinical trial compensation for investigator payments across 18 therapeutic areas, 5 compound types, and the 4 phases of development.  It provides pharmaceutical, biotech, and service providers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what drives investigator payments so they can benchmark their payment levels and better plan for study costs.

  • Average compensation investigators receive per subject for each therapy area by phase and compound orientation/ type
  • How study characteristics (length and complexity) change fee levels
  • What motivates investigators to participate in a trial
  • Therapeutic area profiles
  • Optimize your investigator payments across therapeutic areas, phases of development, compound type under investigation, and geography
  • Establish and better negotiate investigator payments
  • Use “trial complexity” and “length of study” as variables to create more accurate budget projections and lower costs

ISR conducted 142 online quantitative surveys with respondents who

  • Currently work at a research site
  • … are located in Western or Eastern Europe
  • … have responsibility for investigator payments

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