Membership Benefits

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PCMG’s unique network. Harness the power of the PCMG community by sharing your question with the membership                              

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….


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.

Delegate pass for PCMG’s unique Annual Conference

A unique opportunity to join industry colleagues – vendors and sponsors – to network and share knowledge in a non-sales environment. Run by PCMG for members and CRO colleagues, not as a commercial venture since 2003!

  • Content developed and managed by the PCMG Committee – no paid podium advertising
  • Interactive, single-stream event with maximum 2:1 Supplier:Pharma delegate ratio
  • No exhibition hall and expensive booths, just direct interaction within the conference discussions
  • Reception and Gala Dinner brings everybody together, not split into private dinners
  • Members can assign their delegate pass to a named work colleague

(Travel and accommodation are not included in membership fee.)

Discounted Access to PCMG Essential Outsourcing Training courses

PCMG is proud to announce formal 3-star accreditation of its Outsourcing Essentials training course further validating the quality and content of this two-day, interactive face-to face event. Vital knowledge for aspiring or newly appointed Outsourcing Managers or any Clinical Development staff involved in vendor search, selection, contracting, negotiation and oversight, this competency-based training will be led by experienced outsourcing professionals as trainers.  The collaboration with IAOCR, the accrediting organization for the international clinical research industry has produced an updated basic training program that is now accredited.

The first ADVANCED OUTSOURCING TRAINING course will take place on 22nd and 23rd October 2019 at the Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge, London.  This course will build on the competences for outsourcing and procurement professionals from BOTH Pharma and CRO/service providers who have at least a year experience at the operational or outsourcing interface.

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.

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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