Become an Investigator

Take your practice to the next level with Ora.
Clinical research gives you the opportunity to make a difference to those who matter most — patients.

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Stay on the leading edge

By joining the OraConnects study coordinator network, you’ll get opportunities to learn about the latest developments in ophthalmic research and stay abreast of new changes and opportunities within your field.

Offer your patients new and innovative ways to manage their disease.

Right now, Ora patients are undergoing investigational therapies for conditions like Allergy, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Hyperopia, Macular Degeneration, Myopia, Presbyopia, and Retinopathy. These therapies could preserve their vision: something that might have otherwise been lost. Join an elite group of clinical research sites who help make that happen.

If I think I could help one person, that’s fine by me. Having a daughter, a granddaughter and soon as great-grandson—it’s those people I am doing it for.

– Mary
Macular Degeneration Clinical Trial Participant

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Our focus on patient engagement means increased value to sites like yours

We put patients at the center so they enroll and stay engaged throughout the trial.

  • Ora hosts regular focus groups and patient panels to understand what patients want and need out of a clinical trial experience to stay engaged throughout the entire study.
  • An educated patient is an engaged patient, which is why we provide continuous updates to patients about their study.
  • Concierge services assist patients in getting to appointments and elevate the level of service associated with your practice.
  • We turn patient insights into valuable and actionable information that your site can utilize to provide the best experience possible so patients come back time and time again.

Grow your practice

As an OraConnects site, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with your existing patients and expand your practice to new patients and treatments. You’ll be considered for study opportunities from the start, all while building a unique knowledge base.

Research offers a way to engage patients seeking the latest advancements for their condition.

Involvement in clinical trials will help you turn your practice into a cutting-edge organization—improving patients’ perception of your services, and positively impacting your referral volume.

Each study generates incremental revenue for your practice, and as of today, Ora has participated in 1,600 clinical studies.

Ora has built a network of more than 86,000 qualified ophthalmic patients, and as an OraConnects site, you have the opportunity to recruit and retain new patients to your practice for clinical follow-up.

Targeted marketing and recruitment support means that you can grow your practice quickly and sustainably.

Become well-versed in cutting-edge procedures.

OraConnects provides quality professional development training for your site staff, which has proven to increase morale and improve long-term retention. We also provide additional staff to help manage your study workflow.

* CISCRP 2019

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Engage with the best in ophthalmology

Ora has over 40 years of experience and has delivered over 48 product approvals. Work with a team of experienced researchers to help guide your path.

  • Ora values feedback from sites to provide the most relevant and timely support.
  • Ora provides resources, staff, training, equipment, and a steady flow of studies to minimize barriers to entry, from recruitment protocol adherence to data management and more—so you can quickly become an established clinical study site. 
  • Ora assists with chart reviews and help pre-identify potential study candidates at each site, maximizing the value of your existing patient database. 
  • Ora sites learn more to provide the best experience possible and come back time and time again.
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Support

We do the heavy lifting and manage the complex challenges of integrating clinical trials into your busy practice, so you can continue to focus on daily operations.

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Clinical Infrastructure

Invest in your practice so you meet the requirements of a modern clinical study site.

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Knowledge sharing

Our sites learn more about how to provide a better experience and they come back time and time again. Learn tips and tricks from others.

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Site Operations Staff

Provide additional trained staff to support clinical study coordination.

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Database Management

Assist in searching your database for the right candidates; help with screening and scheduling.

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New Subject Acquisition

Develop a customized advertising plan to drive new patients to your site.

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OraConnects membership access

Designed with your needs in mind, we offer an engaging education program and resources to prepare you and staff to conduct clinical trials

Support

We do the heavy lifting and manage the complex challenges of integrating clinical trials into your busy practice, so you can continue to focus on daily operations.

Two Doctors discussing results

Clinical Infrastructure

Clinical Infrastructure

Invest in your practice so you meet the requirements of a modern clinical study site.

Two people working on a laptop together sharing knowledge

Knowledge sharing

Knowledge sharing

Our sites learn more about how to provide a better experience and they come back time and time again. Learn tips and tricks from others.

Doctors and experts working together in a lab with computer

Site Operations Staff

Site Operations Staff

Provide additional trained staff to support clinical study coordination.

Doctor selecting from a patient profile network graphic

Database Management

Database Management

Assist in searching your database for the right candidates; help with screening and scheduling.

Expert reviewing a patient profile schematic

New Subject Acquisition

New Subject Acquisition

Develop a customized advertising plan to drive new patients to your site.

Doctor reviewing membership profile categories

OraConnects membership access

OraConnects membership access

Designed with your needs in mind, we offer an engaging education program and resources to prepare you and staff to conduct clinical trials

Learn from others

When you join OraConnects study coordinator network, you join a network of established professionals who have the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and share knowledge.

Become a pioneer of tomorrow: provide input and contribute to a national discussion on the future of ophthalmic research.

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Physician participation in clinical research is ever-expanding, and it is our role to become involved in trials to perpetuate the growth of scientific knowledge.

Andre J. Witkin, MD; Nikolas J.S. London, MD; and Alok S. Bansal, MD
Clinical Trials: The Basics of Operation and Participation
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Are you a doctor interested in getting involved in research? We can’t wait to chat with you.

 

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