Clinical operations, or ClinOps, refers to activities that support the complete clinical trial process, from start-up to completion.
An important role of the ClinOps team is to connect the various departments of the clinical trial, such as:
- Data management
- Clinical science
ClinOps interacts with all these groups on a regular basis, keeping them up to date on all relevant trial information. Since clinical trials are complex, it is essential for all departments to understand the same risks, strategies, and information.
In addition to the internal clinical trial group, the ClinOps team also interacts with external groups, such as:
- Central lab vendor
- ePRO vendor
- Specialty lab vendors
- Central imaging vendor
- Contract research organizations (CROs)
- IXRS vendor