Clinical Trial Start-Up: Using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for Effective Planning May 2019

Course Description

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) defines the work, tasks, assignments, and timelines for work to be completed. This web seminar identifies how WBS aids team members involved in study start-up from the sponsor/CRO and investigative site to address clinical trial start-up challenges once an investigative site has been selected. Recommendations on how sponsors/ CROs and investigative sites work collectively to improve turnaround times in clinical trial start-up are addressed, including IRB/IEC approval, clinical trial agreements, and how site initiation visits are mapped out using a WBS. Case studies, schematics, handouts, and tools will be provided.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify three benefits of a communication plan during clinical trial start-up
  • Examine a WBS in clinical trial start-up
  • Identify situations where a WBS would have a positive impact on clinical trial start-up planning

Who Should Attend

  • Clinical Project Managers
  • Clinical Trial Managers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Clinical Trial Assistants
  • Other team members from Sponsor/CROs who are responsible for clinical trial start-up activities with investigative sites
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Research Team Leaders/Managers
  • Other team members at the investigative site who are responsible for clinical trial start-up activities


Marla Hoelle, R.N., B.S.N, C.C.R.A, P.M.P.

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Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at +1 215.413.2471.