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Envision Research manages clinical trials and connects physicians with leading pharmaceutical and medical device sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CRO), while providing essential clinical trials services such as infrastructure and support, contracting and budgeting and patient recruitment.

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What Envision Research can provide to your site:

  • Connect your practice with leading pharmaceutical, and medical device sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Contracting and budgeting
  • Regulatory and Institutional Review Board (IRB) management
  • Study-specific site training
  • Infrastructure and resources needed to conduct clinical trials, including support by experienced clinical research coordinators
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for quality assurance
  • Patient recruitment strategy
  • Data management
  • Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS)
  • Adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and quality control
  • Timely and successful completion of clinical trials

Contact us if you are interested in starting a new clinical trial.

Why Clinical Trials are important

A clinical trial is a research study that involves human volunteers to test the safety and efficacy of new medical products (e.g. drugs or devices) or new ways to use existing medical products for diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of a disease or disorder. Clinical trials are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before any medical product can be used by the general public.


  • Patients have access to cutting-edge prospective treatments, individualized medical care, and receive study-related medical care at no charge
  • Participating physicians are kept up to date on novel therapies
  • Clinical trials increase clinic revenue
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Principal Investigator Responsibilities

  • Identify qualified candidates for study participation
  • Supervise the research team
  • Secure informed consent from study participants
  • Ensure investigational drug/device management
  • Assure patient safety and patient rights
  • Receive IRB approval
  • Conduct the trials according to protocol and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

What does it take to conduct a clinical trial?


Each study should be reviewed against scientific merit, available patient population and resources, study revenue and costs, and time and effort required for patient recruitment and conduct of the study.


Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for quality assurance and monitoring of studies for quality control.


A Local or Central Institutional Review Board (IRB) can be contracted to review the study protocols. Regulatory files and documentation for the study should be maintained for the period of time specified in the study protocol or contract.


The Principal Investigator (PI) is ultimately responsible for the conduct of the clinical trial. Sponsors look for sites with knowledgeable PIs, trained staff, and appropriate resources for successful conduct of clinical trials. The minimum required staff includes the PI and a research nurse or a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC).


  • Pharmacy
  • Legal counsel
  • Contract specialists
  • All study-related information must be maintained in a secured area to protect patient privacy.


The site should be able to demonstrate to the sponsor that it has the appropriate patient population for the clinical study.