An organization enlisting the work of one or more external groups- Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), academic institutions, or others.
Research Externalization is the fastest growing collaboration style. This model includes a sponsor organization working with outside groups such as CROs, CMOs, and universities to complete research studies, clinical trials, and other projects.
In the Research Externalization model, the sponsor organization provides each partner with secure access to its Collaboration Space. The Collaboration Space, eliminates the need for email and creates a seamless sharing of data, allowing sponsor organizations to monitor workflows. This clarity enables just-in-time decision making, which will remove delays and bottlenecks for important projects. With both sponsor and external partner able to monitor workflow, issues are quickly and easily identified and corrected.