Study Start-Up

Delays in study conduct can prevent your product from reaching your target consumers and may prevent you from achieving revenue goals.  Our approach to up front planning is designed to start your study on the right foot, efficiently positioning your trial for success.

Upfront Planning

Our team understands that upfront planning is critical for the success of every clinical trial and that planning must be produced in cooperation with your clinical team.  Study start-up delays account for the majority of clinical trials failing to achieve desired timelines.  Taking a proactive approach, with a clear, common direction and vision while leveraging the available data, provides your study with the best chance for success, reducing downstream delays through upfront strategic insight.

Comprehensive Solution

Nutrasource provides a comprehensive solution to optimize performance at every stage of the clinical trial start-up process as part of our full-service engagement.  Our solution includes feasibility and design diligence, site identification, qualification, selection and contracting, regulatory and ethics submission and essential document management including trial master file and investigator site file setup.

For clinical trials performed on-site at our head office location, our solution also includes recruitment strategies and execution.  With our unique approach, we pride ourselves on having a responsive team.  For studies that would be more efficiently conducted off-site, we utilize our network of investigators, ensuring we identify and engage not only the right sites, but also the right number of sites, for your unique clinical research program. 

Approach for Success

Nutrasource’s approach to study start-up provides our partners with:

  • Access to our North American site database, optimized contracting processes and proven expertise in regulatory and ethics requirements in both Canada and the U.S.
  • Enhancement of protocols to reduce risk of regulatory or ethics rejection
  • Faster investigator contracting timelines
  • Recruitment strategies optimized by therapeutic indication
  • For on-site trials, pre-identification of eligible participants through online tools and targeted multi-channel outreach

Looking for more information on study start up? Contact a member of our team today or email us directly at You may also request a customized quote and we will contact you with details within two business days.