What Does Patient Recruitment Mean for You?

“Clinical research is about real patient data, so it is fair to say that most efforts are aligned around patient recruitment and retention, both equally critical. There is not a single process, function or factor that can be highlighted as most important. In times of growing protocol complexity and increasingly fierce patient recruitment project competition on a site level, every execution detail matters. Patient recruitment and retention strategy starts with writing the protocol and ends with the study report submission. We strongly believe in this philosophy,“ says Mike Jagielski, CEO of KCR.

So what is behind KCR’s success in patient recruitment and retention?

We have knowledge. We have the knowledge to recruit and the knowledge to retain patients.

Our successful approach combines KCR’s geographic coverage and a portfolio of sophisticated recruitment tools that allow us to approach the most challenging projects with confidence.

Our geographic coverage allows for the development of execution strategies accounting differences in standards of care, EU and non-EU country attributes, as well as economic drivers.

Our portfolio of recruitment and retention tools provides us with a variety of different options used in order to successfully achieve our clients’ recruitment targets. The size of our organization is especially beneficial for complex projects as we are able to respond fast and flexibly to evolving challenges. Recruitment is always a race against time and costs and we have the knowledge to manage that effectively.


20 years of experience in clinical research speaks for itself.

Therapeutic Areas

Access to a broad network of sites across a considerable number of therapeutic areas and specialized knowledge to plan and execute a comprehensive patient recruitment strategy.

Patient population

Extensive regional coverage with access to large patient populations including treatment-naive groups.

Recruitment & Retention Tools

Operational tools

  • Increase # of sites and/or countries involved
  • Recruitment prolongation
  • Incentives for Patients / Sites / Investigators / CRAs
  • Site management booster tools
  • Lessons learned meetings
  • Referrals

Resourcing tools

  • Site coordinator
  • Dedicated study enrollment physician
  • Nurses / other resources, as per identified needs
  • Patient recruitment company
  • External database search

Marketing tools

  • Study branding
  • Marketing materials
  • Media campaigns
  • Industry conferences
  • Patient networks
  • Advocacy groups

Patient Recruitment Presentation

KCR Capabilites of Patient Recruitment & retention

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