Measuring the Success of a Risk-Based Approach to Clinical Trial Monitoring: Challenges, Results & Solutions

Sponsored by: Covance

Focused on:

  • Central Monitoring
  • Risk Assessment
  • Efficiency Analysis
  • Operations

Date: 14 April


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

As the complexity of clinical trials has grown, sponsors are increasingly revisiting their monitoring methods to uncover new efficiencies while ensuring ongoing patient safety and data quality. Now that risk-based methods of monitoring have gained more traction in the industry, how can sponsors calculate improvements and the overall value provided by risk-based monitoring (RBM)?

Join our webinar as we share our experiences with measuring success through Xcellerate® Monitoring, an advanced monitoring solution that combines operational risk-based monitoring, medical review, data review and statistical monitoring to easily identify and mitigate trial risks.

Developing robust metrics isn’t straightforward, as there is no single definition of success, but we will discuss this challenge and look at ways to measure and improve trial performance by integrating operational data streams, business performance data and quality metrics.

If you are considering advanced monitoring solutions for clinical trials or want to understand how to gather key success metrics that evaluate patient safety, data quality and cost efficiency, this webinar will provide insights on developing a methodology and implementing ongoing analyses using a holistic approach.

Presented by

Chris McConachy,

Senior Manager, Monitoring & Data Flow Optimization, Covance

Chris has been with Covance five years, after starting in the clinical research industry with Quintiles in 2006. With broad experience in clinical operations and line management in the Asia Pacific region, Chris is now applying RBM into clinical monitoring and other functions. Chris is the Process Lead for RBM at Covance, and a Senior Manager within the Monitoring & Data Flow Optimization team (Covance's RBM function). In this role, Chris coordinates the design of RBM tools and processes across interdependent functional groups and supports the implementation of new components as part of Covance's full-service RBM and central monitoring offerings.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Evaluating the new direction of clinical monitoring
  • Identifying and aligning key metrics
  • Addressing challenges of designing and implementing success measures
  • Developing an approach to measure quality, efficiency and timeliness


  • Clinical Operations
  • Product Management
  • Research & Development
  • Senior Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulation
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Quality Control