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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.  

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. 

Want to learn more?

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