Date of Award


Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Patricia Gwirtz


Practicum site, ACRC Trials is a Site Management Organization (SMO) which provides services to the sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CROs). The main aim of the internship practicum was to describe, analyze and comprehend the study start up activities for a clinical trial at the practicum site. The aim was accomplished by administering survey questionnaire to the staff members, reading study start up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and checklists.

If an investigative site optimizes and develops the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a clinical trial irrespective of type and length of the study then significant time and money can be saved. Saved resources can be used to make an investigative site more efficient in conducting and managing multiple trials.


Chaudhari, Priyanka S., Overview of study start up activities for a clinical trial at an investigative site. Master of Science (Clinical Research Management), Nov, 2012, 113 pp., bibliography, 22 titles.