Your study is IMPORTANT. We understand the significance of your study and its role in launching your next clinical offering and take the responsibilities entrusted to us very seriously. We are committed to delivering the most robust and high-quality data efficiently with an unwavering focus on patient safety and regulatory compliance.
With over 20 years of experience and over 2,500 trials conducted, Accel Research Sites are consistent high enrollers offering comprehensive services across a full range of therapeutic areas and indications. Our sites are located throughout the Southeast with convenient access to diverse, densely populated areas.
We conduct Phase I-IV studies and support other research efforts outside the bounds of conventional clinical trials, including pragmatic trials, patient surveys, data collection efforts, direct-to-patient trials, and more. Each study is supported by experienced Investigators who are highly engaged, accessible, and passionate about pursuing new treatment options.
We pride ourselves on delivering industry-leading service in the following areas:
Expand All | Collapse AllRECRUITMENT
Our internal database of 60,000+ subjects is only one source of eligible participants for your trial. We also maintain dozens of disease-specific social communities, operate an in-house call center managed by Samantha Mackeprang, and employ a seasoned coordinator, Alicia Cevera, in our recruitment department to provide expert eligibility review. Our partners in large medical practices also identify and educate potential research subjects for your study.
We are advanced advertisers in traditional and digital marketing and develop a custom marketing plan and creative for every study in preparation for the Pre-Site Visit. We employ a dedicated Marketing Manager, Faith Karwacki, to monitor the performance of these efforts and ensure a high return on investment for your recruitment and advertising dollars. We maintain total compatibility with centralized campaigns, with a dedicated specialist, Dwana Woulard, focused only on recruitment portals and inbound inquiries, with a one business day follow-up on all leads.
Our Director of Community Outreach, Rachel Truxall, is a Registered Nurse who specializes in reaching area providers and patient support groups to educate about your study opportunity.
Our full-time Director of Study Performance, Angie Petracca, monitors 100 data elements related to each study across its entire lifecycle: pre-selection, start-up, study conduct, and closeout. Each study is supported by a full-time Study Start-Up Coordinator, Michelle Morgan, who is an expert in source document creation and training facilitation.
REGULATORY AFFAIRS & COMPLIANCE
Our Regulatory Affairs team, led by Jamie Gillette, prides itself on rapid processing of regulatory packets and utmost attention to detail. Your study’s regulatory documents will be hosted in the industry-leading site regulatory platform by Florence Healthcare, where your study team will have immediate on-demand access to the documents it needs from anywhere in the world. This system is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA/The Privacy Rule, and 21 CFR part 312 and 812. We can start studies quickly as we are not subject to long internal review processes or internal IRBs. Our target start-up time including regulatory affairs and contract execution is 10 business days.
Our research coordinators are dedicated, full-time professionals with valuable industry experience. In addition to required certifications such as GCP and IATA, they undergo regular general and study-specific training to ensure total compliance with study requirements while maintaining patient safety and data integrity. We are lucky to enjoy very little coordinator turnover which means a consistent experience for the study team and patients alike. Our Quality Control team reviews all documentation to ensure the highest quality data. Internal Quality Assurance and Monitoring from independent experts supports our constant commitment to quality and compliance.
All our dedicated clinical laboratory staff are IATA certified and trained to process a wide range of samples. They are familiar with time sensitive processing such as PK and antibody processing, sputum samples, flash freezing, 24-hour urine collection, rapid antigen, and PCR via nasal swabs or washes. We use high-quality, scientific laboratory-grade equipment that is professionally maintained and calibrated.
Each of our Investigators are respected members of the medical community with a true scientific interest in their studies. We are a clinical organization first, engaged in meaningful development work that delivers new treatment options to patients, and our Investigators are proud to wear the Accel Research Sites name. It is with this same pride and enthusiasm that these full-time providers will devote themselves to your study and its subjects.