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MCC Raleigh-Durham, NC Complimentary Breakfast Meeting on April 17

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Join the Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC) for a complimentary breakfast meeting and learn how you and your organization can benefit from a MCC membership. If you’re already a member, learn what’s new!

The event will take place from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

There will be special presentations by Linda B. Sullivan, Co-founder & President of MCC, and Tammy Finnigan, MCC Risk-based Monitoring Work Group Leader, and COO of Triumph Consulting Services.

Discussion topics include: updated standardized performance metrics, quality management systems, new metric sets and much more.

Registration is required for these meetings. Contact customerservice@metricschampion.org for more information.

MCC is Pleased to Introduce You to the MCC Ambassador Network

How do you find the right consultant for your organization? The MCC is here to help!

The MCC Ambassador Network consists of qualified industry consultants who are ready to assist your organization. These consultants have a minimum of 10 years of experience in clinical research, are familiar with MCC metrics sets and tools, and have successfully completed the MCC Metric Boot Camp Program. Additionally, many are actively involved with MCC initiatives as subject matter experts, work group facilitators, workshop faculty, and more.  Network Ambassadors can assist you with performance metric projects (strategy, change management and implementation) as well functional specific projects such as vendor selection, vendor assessments, risk management, risk-based monitoring, quality management, QA audits, and eTMF implementation.

“Over the years, I have received numerous inquiries from MCC members requesting metric implementation assistance. People are looking for consultants with practical functional area expertise, metric strategy, and implementation knowledge. Building the Ambassador Network has been a long term goal that we are pleased is coming to fruition,” says Linda Sullivan, Co-Founder and President of MCC.

Search the MCC Ambassador Network Database to find the resources you need for your next project.

Version 2.0 of MCC’s Protocol Development Quality Scoring Tool launches today!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Version 2.0 of MCC’s Protocol Development Quality Scoring Tool launches today! All MCC members are invited to attend a webinar noon-1 p.m. EST to learn how their protocol development process could be improved using this new tool. (The webinar will be posted and available for viewing after its conclusion.)


The Microsoft Excel®-based tool provides protocol development teams with a set of questions for reviewers to consider in the protocol review process and a means to score (1) protocol design quality, (2) protocol feasibility quality and (3) editorial quality.


The tool generates four scores: an overall score and three sub-scores (design, feasibility and editorial quality), that provide the development team a means to check whether the protocol is ready for approval. Each score reflects how well these aspects of protocol composition and review were conducted: Who should have participated in composition/review vs. those that did participate?; What was the nature/quality of their contributions?; What proportion of the critical review elements/questions were considered by each reviewer, and how thoroughly and were data applied?;  and Did the protocol development team incorporate/address reviewer comments?


Ultimately, the tool helps sponsors gain approval of quality protocols that can be successfully executed with few, if any, amendments.


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Survey: What do you think about the proposed CAPA metrics set?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MCC needs your voice! Please take a new online survey about a proposed set of CAPA process and outcome metrics.

The survey is in advance of an upcoming, members-only meeting. During the online meeting, members will review a draft CAPA process map. The survey results will add to the discussion of which CAPA Process Metrics members are interested in adding to the MCC Clinical Trial Performance set.

All individual survey responses will be confidential. Aggregated survey results will be presented to MCC members November 10th, 2014.

Central laboratory analysis of samples

Friday, October 31, 2014

October’s Metric of the Month focuses on a key performance metric collected and reported by central labs. Central laboratory analysis of samples collected by the investigational sites is an important source of safety and efficacy endpoint data.

Take a look at MCC Lab Performance Metric v2.1 #7

  • the percentage of “reportable” tests (e.g. percentage of tests not cancelled due to sample issues)

CLICK HERE for the full article.

MCC’s Linda Sullivan interviewed about eTMFs, metrics

Friday, October 17, 2014

Disruptive technologies and metrics reporting can improve clinical trial processes, according to Linda Sullivan, CEO of MCC, who was quoted in a recent article, “Veeva Survey Highlights in eTMF Solutions,” published in Clinical Informatics News.

Interest in electronic trial master files (eTMFs) and their benefits has been growing. The article focuses on the results of Veeva Systems’ 2014 Paperless TMF Survey: An Industry Benchmark, and outlines future benefits and trends uncovered in the survey.

Linda discusses the value of eTMFs and how data from these systems can help sponsors identify characteristics of a successful study.

MCC’s Linda Sullivan appears on Applied Clinical Trials TV

The last five years have seen rising momentum in the clinical trials industry to look at quality outcome measures, Linda Sullivan, CEO of MCC, said in a recent interview on Applied Clinical Trials’ (ACT) TV.

The ACT TV channel focuses on the clinical trials industry, hosting views, opinions and information on all aspects of the clinical trial industry. Linda was featured on the series, “The Quest for Quality Metrics in Clinical Trials.”

According to Linda, MCC prides itself on being a leader in focusing on process quality metric solutions.

Image quality issues within a study

Monday, September 1, 2014

September’s Metric of the Month focuses on the importance of medical imaging, which is vital to subject eligibility, drug efficacy and safety data for clinical trials.

Take a look at MCC Imaging Metric v2.0 #17:
• The percentage of images deemed “non-evaluable” by the imaging core lab because of image quality problems.

CLICK HERE for the full article.

Audit findings per site

Monday, July 21, 2014

MCC has just published an executive summary of its Risk Based Monitoring Usage Survey. We’ve also just released our Metrics Search Engine that allows you to find the right metrics for your situation and level of expertise. Check out our web site www.metricschampion.org for details. In April, we looked at eCRF data entry cycle time as a useful RBM metric. This month, let’s look at another metric that’s very important in a Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) environment: Audit Findings per Site. 

CLICK HERE for the full article.