Rater Training

Reduce variability and ensure consistent scoring by training

Raters should be assessing patients on day 450 as they did on day one. Often, they aren’t. Rater bias, rater drift, rater errors and rater variability put the quality of clinical data⁠—and the entire trial⁠—at risk.

Raters need to be carefully trained, and that training needs to continue through the life of the trial. WCG’s Rater Training services can dramatically reduce rater errors, rater drift and inconsistency across raters.

WCG delivers highly flexible training based on years of clinical expertise and extensive trial experience, firmly grounded in proven concepts of adult learning. The training team includes clinical and psychometric experts, as well as authors of widely used rating scale instruments.

Training programs, tailored to each study, include rater qualification, scale-specific didactic and applied learning, and rater certification.

WCG’s Rater Training services help sponsors improve the quality of data collected throughout the study–from screening to baseline and endpoint.

Find out how to keep your raters on target: Schedule a consultation.

Rater Training is powered by WCG MedAvante-ProPhase

The planning and execution of a clinical trial demands deep consideration. From protocol design to scale selection, each decision matters. Each choice can strengthen or erode the integrity of data collected, and this is especially true in the therapeutic area of the central nervous system (CNS). Backed by a cadre of scientific leaders, the role of WCG MedAvante-ProPhase is to maximize the validity and reliability of trial data to ensure clinical trial conduct and design is scientifically sound.

Ensure consistent scoring and accurate outcomes

WCG MedAvante-ProPhase delivers highly flexible training based on years of clinical expertise and extensive trial experience, firmly grounded in proven concepts of adult learning.

The training team includes clinical and psychometric experts, as well as authors of widely used rating scale instruments who have trained thousands of raters for trials around the world in a variety of therapeutic areas.

Our training programs are tailored to study needs and include:

  • Initial qualification of raters
  • Scale-specific didactic and applied learning delivered online or face-to-face
  • Rater certification on key instruments (e.g., primary endpoint measures) based on demonstrated scoring and/or administration proficiency
  • The multi-language eLearning Center is online 24/7 and fully compliant with CFR part 21, allowing continuous opportunities for additional self-training or refreshers – which are especially useful during long studies with high turnover.

Explore Rater Training for your studies

Complete the form to request a schedule a consultation. We’ll assess your needs, review our training service and demonstrate how WCG can help keep your raters on target.