Global Rater Training & Certification

Experienced Clinicians with over 30 years of experience

Lotus’ suite of Scientific Services includes Global Rater Training & Certification with experienced clinicians who have delivered robust programs to the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years.

While most rater training programs focus solely on ensuring inter-rater reliability across investigative sites, CNS Ratings programs also focuses on intra-rater reliability and establishing reliability across all levels of organization:

  • Within raters
  • Between raters
  • Across sites
  • Across countries
  • Across studies
Standardized Training Topics

Our Experience & Expertise:

Our rater training programs go beyond the usual technical “how to” approach. We assist raters in understanding the underlying rationale and rating conventions of each rating scale in a manner that is proven to maximize inter-rater reliability across raters, studies, and cultures. Programs for international clinical trials address cultural nuances that tend to impact ratings and synchronize raters to stay consistent with rating culturally sensitive items.

Our expertise in assessing the presence and severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms, combined with extensive experience in the effects of cultural differences on ratings, makes us an ideal fit for training raters in today’s complex CNS Trials, and provides a distinct advantage in training raters from different countries.

Indications and Populations :

  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (including agitation in Alzheimer’s)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders (GAD, panic, etc.)
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Cognition
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Pediatric
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics

Notable FDA Approvals:

  • Ingrezza – Global approvals
  • Abilify
  • Seroquel
  • Risperidone
  • Paliperidone
  • Iloperidone
  • Olanzapine
  • Asenapine
  • Igalmi (dexmedetomidine)
  • Cymbalta
  • Lexapro
  • Remeron
  • Aricept
  • Celexa
  • Geodon
  • Vortioxetine
  • Duloxetine
Lotus Scientific Services can apply our scientific expertise through independent ratings and/or independent quality reviews to mitigate the risks of bias, variability and human error.