Date of Award


Degree Type

Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

John A. Schetz

Second Advisor

Dong-Ming Su

Third Advisor

Heema Marwah


Meeting enrollment goals in a timely fashion is among the most substantial challenges faced by a site conducting randomized clinical research trials. In order to effectively meet the challenge, the site must prepare an effective recruitment plan prior to opening enrollment for a study. Formulating such a plan relies on three key factors: study protocol, study indication, and site budget. Data from previous similar studies can be helpful in guiding the allocation of patient recruitment funds and workload. This practicum research project applies a number of recruitment metrics proposed in the literature to the subject accrual efforts of a site management organization in order to objectively quantify performance.


Shell, Mark S., Recruitment Strategies and Fulfilling Enrollment at a Site Management Organization. Masters of Science (Clinical Research Management), November 26, 2014, 71 pp., 14 figures, bibliography, 15 titles.