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Rater Training & Qualification

A proven approach to ensure scoring consistency and endpoint quality 

Be confident in your results

  • Maintain uniform standards
    Ensure intra- and inter-rater reliability for both the administration and scoring of endpoints 
  • Protect data quality
    Provide refresher and targeted trainings throughout study. 
  • Decrease rating bias
    Investigators and patients receive placebo response minimization training.  
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Why choose SmartSignals?

To prevent costly outcomes or failed trials, choose our fully customizable training program. Our case-oriented approach targets areas commonly scored erroneously to increase the accuracy and reliability of ratings. SmartSignals Rater Training & Qualification focuses on adhering to scale rules, reducing placebo response, improving techniques, and using annotated anchor points.

By standardizing the scoring through comprehensive training, we limit intra- and inter-rater variability as well as reduce variance in clinical endpoints.

We improve scoring consistency in three simple steps:

1

Ensure Accuracy

Ensure accurate scale administration and scoring through comprehensive training programs

2

Standardize

Standardize administration and scoring by assessing rater performance and retraining as needed

3

Monitor

Check out our Central Rating services

Central or remote rating provides quality data when specific protocols or off-site assessments are necessary. Maintaining a global network of trained central raters, Signant Health supports the identification, contracting, training, scheduling, data collection, and quality oversight of raters. 

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Want to learn more?

Add rater training to improve your study’s endpoint quality – contact our team today.