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:
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.