Training Program Title

The Art and Science of Clinical Trial Feasibility with Industry Experts from BBK Worldwide

CTSA Hub Administered


Training Program Description

How do you assess the feasibility of your study's recruitment plan?

This is the second of three sessions that focus on successful clinical trial patient recruitment, engagement, and retention.

Clinical trial feasibility – it’s a standard part of recruitment planning and essential for predicting enrollment success. Yet so often it’s easy to get wrong, putting timelines and budget at risk. And whether that’s because there’s too great a focus on quantitative factors – such as volume of patients or number of competing studies – it’s clear that study sponsors and sites can benefit from an enhanced approach. This session will present attendees with a new perspective on feasibility models, featuring an approach that combines quantitative and qualitative characteristics to help accurately ascertain a site’s probability of enrollment success. This session will introduce qualitative factors – such as investigator enthusiasm for the investigational compound and study coordinator motivation / bandwidth – to the feasibility conversation.

BBK Worldwide’s Matt Kibby will present insights drawn from a 20-year career solving enrollment challenges, and he will provide attendees with strategic recommendations for enhanced feasibility and planning. BBK Worldwide’s Jacob Silberstein – a former site coordinator – will bring a feet-on-the-street perspective to the conversation, sharing his experience and insight.

Attendees will learn to evaluate sites’ enrollment potential using criteria such as staffing capacity, recruitment-mindfulness, database mining procedures, patient panel, study appeal, investigator enthusiasm, and the experience, motivation, and bandwidth of the study coordinator. To learn more about BBK Worldwide, please visit

Digital Commons Disciplines

Medical Education



Cost to Access


Competency Domains

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Learning Objectives

  • Estimate site enrollment success with greater accuracy by assessing quantitative and qualitative characteristics
  • Learn the qualitative characteristics that factor into enrollment success
  • Learn nine evaluable site qualities that impact enrollment success
  • Learn how to prioritize feasibility as part of the recruitment planning process

Delivery Method


Target Learners

Clinical Research Professionals (other than PI)

Learning Level





On demand

Time Needed

55 min

Associated Assessment