Dear Colleagues

Although we had to cancel the PCMG’s Leading Outsourcing Event of the year, the 2020 Conference Steering Committee and the main Committee continue to maintain PMCG’s interactive support for the Outsourcing Community.

Thanks to everyone involved in making PCMG LIVE such a success, hundreds of online participants and a standard-setting interactive format has produced a wealth of feedback and ideas that we will use to maintain momentum through to when we can start meeting in person. Watch out for announcements as we:

  • Develop the content for the 2021 Annual Conference
  • Expand our online community activities
  • Follow up on the topics and many questions and observations from PCMG LIVE
  • Prepare to schedule PCMG’s unique Outsourcing Training program

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Members can submit questions for feedback from across the entire PCMG membership community – subject to review by PCMG Committee to ensure no competitive boundaries or confidentiality limitations are compromised….

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Attendance at PCMG interactive workshops

PCMG runs at least 3 workshops each year to bring members (or their deputised work colleague) together with expert leaders to explore and share dimensions of best outsourcing practice or issues that impact outsourcing and procurement in clinical development including:

  • Cost and resource management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Data management
  • Investigator agreements

These events are limited to Pharma members or non-members from Pharma (a £175 fee is charged for non members that can be deducted against full annual membership). A CRO may be invited to join the workshop when they can provide expert insight and support to the workshop topic.

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Discounted Access to PCMG Essential and Advanced Outsourcing Training courses

PCMG is has developed and run 3-star accredited Outsourcing Essentials training courses, which provides a very high quality, two-day, interactive event run by highly experienced industry professionals. These course imparts vital knowledge for aspiring or newly appointed Outsourcing Managers or any Clinical Development staff involved in vendor search, selection, contracting, negotiation and oversight.  The collaboration with IAOCR, the accrediting organization for the international clinical research industry, has produced a high quality, competence-based training events which have been over subscribed since inception and receives outstanding feedback from past trainees.  This course is available to PCMG members at a discounted rate and to non-members including employees from CROs and other service providers.

ADVANCED OUTSOURCING TRAINING course  was launched in 2019 to build on the competences for outsourcing and procurement professionals and is also open to Pharma / biotech staff AS WELL AS CRO/service provider employees.  As a guide, we ask that delegates have approximately 2-3 years relevant experience to get the most from this course.  Completion of the Essentials course is not required for registration for the Advanced course.

The training courses are run on a not for profit and are delivered by a small team of experienced outsourcing/procurement experts who are able to tailor the delivery of the material to meet the needs and interests of the delegates.  In addition the numbers for each course is limited to allow for a high quality learning experience, representing outstanding value of money.

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PCMG Tools and Templates

Can we fix it? Well, not really, but we can help you solve a range of practical challenges with a range of items developed and managed by PCMG that give you a place to start. Got an idea for a new template that could set the standard for outsourcing management practice? Let us know!

Current toolkit items include:

  • Standard Confidentiality Agreement
  • Core Competencies for Outsourcing Manager
  • Outsourcing metrics
  • Balanced scorecard

….and more via PCMG membership access!

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