Time is an important element of any research activity. New and emerging challenges place an increasing pressure on decision makers in the pharmaceutical industry to search for an optimal/near-optimal resource utilization plan that minimizes research time while maximizing its quality. This creates new and pressing needs for advanced resource utilization models that are capable of optimizing the multiple and conflicting objectives of research time, cost, and quality.
We implement Significant research advancements in the area of optimizing resource utilization during Clinical Trials. We developed a number of optimization models. These models can be classified according to their optimization objectives into models that attempted to:
• Minimize project time and/or improve resource utilization;
• minimize time and cost for non-repetitive research work using time-cost trade-off analysis
• minimize time and/or cost for repetitive research work.