Selecting sites is an important part of a clinical trial. Selection of poor sites can lead to reduced recruitment and lower quality of data. Currently there are no tools available to assess either suitability of a potential site, or factors that could be addressed to improve suitability.
In order to develop a ‘site selection tool’ to improve site selection, we surveyed Trial Managers and Chief Investigators to ask about their current practice for choosing sites in their trial. The aim was to identify ‘key performance factors’.