Horizons Clinical Research Center, LLC takes a very active interest in subject recruitment as
evidenced by the fact that we are usually one of the top enrolling sites for our studies and a number
of times have been the top enrolling center in the country. One of the factors in our favor is that we
can enroll volunteers from the Spanish speaking community also. Our recruitment strategy is usually
determined during the initial regulatory process and activated prior to the initiation visit. In fact, we
usually have screening visits scheduled in advance of the site initiation in order to get an immediate
start enrolling volunteers.
Database: We have a growing database consisting of nearly 4,000 previous study volunteers or
those who have not pre-qualified for a study but have expressed an interest in being contacted for
future studies. The Clinical Trials Management System that we use, Clinasyst, allows us to extract
the best prospective volunteers for a new study based on a number of potential parameters such
as: gender, age, medical condition, ethnicity, and current medication.
Volunteer Referrals: A consistent means of recruitment for us is with help from previous study
volunteers who recommend us to their friends and family. This is particularly true with the Hispanic
community which is traditionally closer knit and more willing to share with others both their positive
and negative experiences. We treat all of our study participants with respect and care but quite
frankly most Hispanics are not accustomed to being treated like VIPs as we do, and they are more
than willing to tell others about their unexpected and very pleasant experience with our center.
Media: Our Business Manager, Bill Arnold, is responsible for volunteer recruitment and he has over
the years developed business relationships with a number of media outlets in the Denver Metro area
and receives substantial discounts for being a long-standing advertiser, through long term contracts,
and by often prepaying advertising contracts, which allow us to stretch our advertising budget further.
We typically use the following types of media:
Printed publications (English and Spanish)
Radio (English and Spanish)
Television (English and Spanish)
Centralized Recruiting: We have also worked with several central recruitment agencies with both
excellent and poor results. We are unwilling to rely solely on others to provide us with potential
study participants so regardless if a study has a central recruitment campaign we will actively recruit
Our cost efficient recruitment efforts consistently produce high enrollment numbers of
quality study participants.