The trend of outsourcing research and closing down own research sites is continuing, also in the field of pre-clinical non-regulated drug discovery. Unfortunately, finding a trusted high-quality service provider can be a challenge, at least from our own experiences. One key obstacle is the perceived risk associated with the Unknown.
To gain confidence and to turn the Unknown into a preferred partner, a proper quality assurance system for external research is needed. Most pharmaceutical companies indeed have internal departments to conduct a due diligence exercise covering GLP and GMP requirements. However, this process hardly ever involves Good Research Practice related issues and a data quality and bias analysis.
This is the point where PAASP can be helpful with its proprietary PAASPort® tool to support your due diligence procedure and by evaluating the quality of research data produced.