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Glossary Terms

Transactional outsourcing model

An outsourcing model under which sponsors outsource product development on a project by project basis: outsourcing an entire clinical trial including all tasks and functions involved to a single outsourcing provider (e.g. CRO). By comparison, functional service provider (FSP) outsourcing seeks to outsource individual functions within the development to specialist providers with particular expertise (e.g. for medical writing, data management, recruitment, patient management, laboratory etc.).

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