Independent contractors are an integral part of the clinical trial industry and are used from top to bottom. Contract research organizations (CROs) and other suppliers who assist in the conduct of clinical studies frequently use independent contractors. Research monitors, coordinators, data administrators, and statisticians are a few examples of these independent contractors that directly support clinical trial operations. Site and patient service suppliers often employ independent contractors as well, this may include traveling nurses, patient coordinators, and travel specialists.
By using independent contractors instead of full-time workers, businesses can access specialist knowledge as needed while simultaneously keeping expenses under control.