Coordinating Centers

Westat has many years of experience coordinating and monitoring the work of on-site data collectors, such as clinical center staff and laboratory personnel, who are participating in a multicenter study. We typically

  • Design and deliver specialized training programs
  • Develop protocols and procedures for biospecimen collection, processing, storage, and analysis
  • Ensure strict adherence to the data collection protocol
  • Implement rigorous quality control activities and regular site monitoring visits

To monitor compliance with Federal regulatory requirements, we

  • Track the shipment of biospecimens and experimental drugs
  • Perform adverse experience surveillance and reporting

Survey Management Software

Westat uses and supports several customized software applications that provide Westat's coordinating center with complete and timely information, such as subject enrollment, case disposition, and response rates at geographically distant sites.