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WCG’s portfolio of validated training services reduces risks and improves data quality, ultimately supporting important safety and efficacy endpoints.

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De-risk trials through training

WCG’s portfolio of validated training services for Investigators, site staff and subjects mitigates the risks of bias, variability and human error in clinical trial. The result: improved data quality, clearer signals and standardized, accurate studies.

WCG delivers highly flexible training based on years of clinical expertise and extensive trial experience, firmly grounded in proven concepts of adult learning. Clinical and psychometric experts, including the authors of widely used rating scale instruments, will train Investigators, subjects and site staff.

Effective training allows study sites to succeed, reducing the risk of bias, variability and human error in clinical trials.

There’s no room for imprecision on the part of raters, patients or Investigators. Training mitigates imprecision. Schedule a consultation to learn how.


Improve data accuracy by training patients to assess and report symptoms more accurately with Accurate Symptom Reporting.

Accurate Symptom Reporting

Save your trial. Placebo response leads to failed studies. To minimize this, neutralize the expectations with Placebo Response Reduction.

Placebo Response Reduction

Ensure consistent scoring with Rater Training qualification and certification.

Rater Training

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Train patients with Accurate Symptom Reporting Training

Teaching patients to be more introspective about what’s going on inside their own bodies allows them to report their pain–and other symptoms–more accurately. In effect, they are inoculated against the external cues that drive the placebo response.

WCG has developed and validated the industry-leading training program on symptom reporting.

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Neutralize Expectations with Placebo Response Reduction

Placebo response leads to failed studies. The expectation of effect is the major driver of the placebo response in clinical trials. To reduce placebo response, research demonstrates that we must neutralize expectations of treatment benefit.

Our Placebo Response Reduction training program provides a psychoeducational approach to training research staff on how do to this successfully.

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Ensure Consistent Scoring with Rater Training

Ensure consistent scoring with rater training, qualification and certification. Rater bias, rater errors and rater variability put the quality of clinical data–and the entire trial–at risk.

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

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Want to see how site and subject training can reduce bias, variability and human error in your next trial?

We can show you. Let’s talk. Complete the form to request a schedule a consultation. We’ll assess your needs, review our training service and demonstrate how WCG can mitigate imprecision, neutralize patient expectations and improve data quality.