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Contract Research Organization Agreements

January 17, 2023

Learn how to negotiate and draft agreements between drug or medical device companies (sponsors) and contract research organizations (CROs) to design, monitor, and audit clinical trials. Sponsors routinely retain CROs to handle administrative and oversight responsibilities for clinical trials. The CRO agreement sets the ground rules for the sponsor-CRO relationship. Read this practice note to understand CRO fundamentals, sponsor and CRO responsibilities, and key elements of the CRO agreement.

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