Contract Research Organization (CRO)

Authored by: Tamara Pinkett , Jill Dawson

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498733953
eBook ISBN: 9781351110273
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351110273-140000346

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Abstract

A contract research organization (CRO) is a company or organization that contracts with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies to assist in their research and development processes. This article highlights the purpose, history, and growth of CROs. This article is an overview of the services provided by the CRO with a focus on the role of the biostatistician within a CRO.

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