Upstate Medical University

Right-Sizing SOP's with Trevor Cole, Associate Director, WCG Avoca

Right-sizing SOPs 

June 22, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST 
Trevor Cole, Associate Director, WCG Avoca 

Research sites too often acquire a package of SOPs from a vendor, a partner, or an industry peer. SOP checkbox checked, right? Not so fast. While having SOPs in place is typically good, are your SOPs tailored to your institution? Do they align with your processes, staff, and setting? Poorly fitting SOPs can lead to inefficiency, confusion, and worse non-compliance. Even well-designed SOPs need to be evaluated frequently. In this session we will discuss key methods in the process of identifying required procedures, developing those procedures, and implementing to support fitness for purpose. We will also identify key activities to facilitate development and maintenance of quality SOPs and controlled documents.