OutsourcePharma.com Website Features

June 9, 2014 in Blog by lucymcn

By Lucy McNamara

Hello, everyone!

Now that Outsource Pharma is up and running I thought I’d take a moment to walk you through some of the features of the site to set you off on the right foot to have the best experience possible. There is much to share! As you may well know, Life Science Strategy Group is constantly out in the field trying to better understand the current and future climate of outsourcing, CRO performance and satisfaction, alongside many other relevant topics. To participate in our market research, you can share your own experiences and contribute to the mix on the ‘Surveys’ tab. There you can view the studies du jour, which we constantly update, and find one that fits your interests and experiences. As a bonus, you even get paid for surveys you complete!

If you are looking to keep up with the times, or just looking to learn something new, we have the ‘Resources’ tab exactly for this purpose. Under ‘Resources’ is where you will find relevant articles, white papers, external links and other informative material to help you stay current with goings-on in outsourcing. In our ‘Blog’ we will touch on the most important of these topics as well as feature guest writers (this could be you!). If you are interested send us an email and we’ll give you the details. And that’s just the beginning…

Outsource Pharma’s goal is to bridge new connections between biopharmaceutical outsourcing professionals. One way we hope to do this is through the ‘Groups’ tab. Here, you can join a group specific to each phase of development, based on your professional experience or personal interests. Once a member in a group you can view user profiles, connect with individuals, contribute to threads and send private messages. Don’t forget to favorite the most attention-grabbing topics and conversations that so you can revisit them next time you sign on. As you establish your network on www.outsourcepharma.com you can also tag colleagues and friends in posts they may find interesting or pertinent to their work. To facilitate these new connections and conversations, we also have a page of ‘Forums.’ ‘Forums’ is a space where industry professionals can post topics for discussion in a more formal, organized fashion than in ‘Groups.’ Topics can be posted under stages of development or into the general discussion based on subject matter. And you can rest assured, your comments and posts are limited to members of The OutsourcePharma Advisory Board, not the general public.

If you are looking for a CRO for your next project, ‘Reviews’ offers a groundbreaking interface combining CRO ratings and reviews from professionals with direct experience, like you! With its Yelp-like design, you can research, read reviews, and post about your own experiences with popular CROs. CROs are rated numerically on fifteen different performance metrics, which can easily be compared between vendors. Now you know who to choose for best turnaround time and lowest prices! You can also read testimonials and verbatim evaluations before selecting that partner for your next project. Who is the best CRO to work with for Phase II trials? Who doesn’t come through on timelines and budgets? What will be the trends in outsourcing over the next 3 to 5 years? All of the answers can be found at Outsource Pharma.


– Lucy