Clinical Development

Question Based Clinical Development facilitates the design of a rational and efficient development pathway for new medical interventions. Learn the principles behind QBCD and how to apply it to real R&D projects.

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Clinical Development Online

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Learn how to use the QBCD approach to formulate key questions when developing a new medical intervention

Learn how to deal optimally with development risks and costs

Learn how to work with the QBCD software program

Discuss online with peers and receive feedback from your course instructor

€ 1,600

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Experience the challenge of decision making on R&D projects

Learn from the successes and failures of real-world R&D projects

Learn from your group members in small, interdisciplinary working groups

Hear about first-hand experiences from industry experts

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Learn how to apply the QBCD approach on your own project

Learn how to turn an idea for a new intervention into a clinical trial application

Benefit from on our mentors’ vast expertise

Learn to present and discuss your idea with peers and experts

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Interesting insights

Very nice approach, all cases were well explained in the provided papers and the interviews always gave interesting insights.

Pierre-Eric Juif, Actelion, Clinical Development Online graduate

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Very helpful

The cases were very helpful, they brought the theory to life!

Dennie Tempel, Quorics B.V., Clinical Development Online graduate

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Genuinely fascinating

The case studies were all thought provoking, well-chosen and expertly presented to make different points. Genuinely fascinating: thanks!

Huw Lewis, GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Development Online graduate

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Really instructive

The highlights of the course were the real life examples and the follow up provided. The interviews with people that were involved in the studies were really instructive.

Georges Habineza Ndikuyeze, Janssen Research & Development, Clinical Development Online graduate

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This online course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the blended learning-by-doing course Clinical Development, giving you the freedom to learn online in a time and place independent fashion from anywhere where you have internet access. At the end of the online course you will take a short online exam; participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for the on-campus course held in the beautiful Castle Oud Poelgeest near Leiden in the Netherlands.

What makes this course special?

This online course is the first part of our three-part blended course that also includes on-campus and on-campus extended parts. In the online course, you will be introduced to Question-Based Clinical Development (QBCD), an innovative approach to designing a rational and efficient pathway for developing new medical interventions. The QBCD concept is derived from Real Options Theory, which is commonly used by the oil industry to deal with the high levels of uncertainty and large investments that are also common to clinical development. Adapted to the biomedical industry, QBCD offers significant advantages compared to the commonly used net present value (NPV) and risk-adjusted project value calculations. Specifically, the goal of QBCD is to optimize project value by identifying and addressing critical questions early, thereby streamlining the development of new medical interventions.

What will you learn?

In this 5-week course, you will learn the basic principles of QBCD and how to apply this approach to teaching cases based on real-world R&D projects. Using these principles and clear examples, you will learn to identify the key questions that must be answered when developing new medical interventions such as medicinal

products, vaccines, advanced therapy medicinal products, medical devices, and medicinal foods. During the online course, you will receive close guidance from the course instructor, who will actively participate in discussions and give valuable feedback on assignments.

4 things you will take away from this course

During this course, you will:

  1. Learn how to use the QBCD approach to formulate key questions when developing a new medical intervention;
  2. Learn how to deal optimally with development risks and costs;
  3. Learn how to work with the QBCD software program; and
  4. Engage in online discussions with your peers and receive feedback from your course instructor.

Article in Nature Biotechnology

We recently published the QBCD approach in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology; you can download the article (if you experience problems downloading the file, please contact us).

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Tine de Marez

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Erik Niks

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Piet Hinoul

Global Head, Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Medical Affairs


J&J Ethicon

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Ad Sitsen

Owner


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Paul Stoffels

Chief scientific officer


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Tom Huizinga

Head of the Department of Rheumatology


Leiden University Medical Centre

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Marcel Kenter

Director


Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden

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Koen Andries

VP Scientific Fellow Infectious Diseases Discovery


Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

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Andreas Wallnöfer

General Partner


BioMed Partners Venture Capital (former Head of Clinical Research & Exploratory Development at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.)

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Justin Hay

Pharmacokinetics Assessor


Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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André Elferink

Clinical epidemiologist


Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board

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Rob Zuiker

Senior Clinical Scientist


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Hans-Georg Eichler

Senior Medical Officer


European Medicines Agency

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Robert Klautz

Thoracic Surgeon


Leiden University Medical Centre

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Matthijs Moerland

Research Director Translational Biomarkers


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Joris Rotmans, MD, PhD

internist-nephrologist


LUMC

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Janneke Meulenberg

CEO


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Inge de Lepeleire

Director Translational Pharmacology


MSD Europe

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Koos Burggraaf

Research Director CVS & Metabolism


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Johan Garssen

Director Immunology Platform


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Ingrid de Visser

Senior Clinical Scientist


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Rick Kuntz

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific, Clinical and Regulatory Officer


Medtronic

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Geert Jan Groeneveld

Research Director CNS


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Oliver Bisazza

Director Regulatory Policy


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Saco de Visser

Teacher and Clinical Pharmacologist


Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden

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Adam Cohen

CEO and clinical pharmacologist


Centre for Human Drug Research

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Richard Shull

Head of Deal Structuring and Trading Fundamentals


Shell

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Pierre Peeters

Former site head early stage development


Organon

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