The Four Villains of Clinical Trial Agreement Delays and How to Defeat Them

Addressing CTA Delays Comprehensively

by Débora S. Araujo & Foreword by T.J. Sharpe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/9/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781973622697
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781973622680

About the Book

Fictional superheroes are often charged with the task of saving the world from villains such as the Joker, Lex Luthor, Doctor Doom, and the Green Goblin. But superheroes cannot be effective if they only take out one of their villains and let the others roam free. In the same way, the pharmaceutical industry cannot effectively tackle the issue of delays in the execution of clinical trial agreements (CTAs) that leave patients’ lives hanging in the balance by only addressing one or two of the villains contributing to this broad challenge.

Débora Araujo relies on seasoned experience in the pharmaceutical industry that includes consulting for Fortune 500 companies and driving practical change regarding the business aspects of clinical trials to share a comprehensive exploration of the four villains who contribute to CTA negotiation delays and provide practical ways to address each of them. While encouraging positive change that patients desperately need, Araujo examines the negative impacts of ineffective site-budget negotiations, poor outsourced negotiations, a lack of industry adoption and innovation, and other issues affecting CTA negotiations. Included are several checklists, a common language evaluation and reconciliation initiative, and general CTA country requirements.

In this comprehensive study, a pharmaceutical professional creatively examines how to address the four villains that cause frustrating delays in the execution of clinical trial agreements.

About the Author

Débora S. Araujo has over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. During her time in this industry, her special focus has been on the business aspects of clinical trials. She has utilized her expertise and knowledge to drive practical change in this industry via thought leadership material, conference presentations, and other engagements.

Most recently, Débora’s passion for driving practical change along with her forward-thinking bent led her to launch ClinBiz (, an online platform with a dedicated YouTube channel, podcast, blog and much more where clinical research professionals can stay connected and updated on the latest topics, trends and technologies related to the business aspects of clinical trials.

When she is not contributing in the business world, Débora loves to spend time relaxing with her husband, Altair, and her two boys, Matthew and Timothy, in the great garden state of New Jersey.