Site selection is a rigorous process in conducting clinical trials.
Factors that should influence investigator site selection include:

  • Site experience (clinical research and therapeutic area)
  • Site personnel skills and abilities
  • Site staffing, resources, workload and time commitments
  • Access to targeted population with the required eligibility criteria
  • Subject diversity requirements
  • Technical facilities and equipment
  • Ethical review committee policies and procedures
  • Institutional legal procedures
  • Site training and standard operating procedures
  • GCP compliance
  • Site source document and data collection procedures
  • Site security and storage facilities
  • Site selection decision making process
  • Role and accountability of CRA in managing site and subject enrollment