1. Peer Review: One of the leading International pesticide companies used SciPinion to hire experts to peer review a model being used for rule making. The findings were submitted to EPA OPP and resulted in a favorable decision.
2. Intel Report: A leading consumer products company needed to know if they were doing everything they could to prevent product contamination and assure product safety. SciPinion assembled a panel of experts and former directors of product safety from companies in the same sector to provide input on best practices. The results provide an exhaustive summary of Best Practices of product safety and monitoring for the consumer product industry.
NEW: The findings of this panel are now available for purchase.
3. Product Safety: A Fortune 100 consumer products company used SciPinion to engage over 60 experts from all over the world to peer review their vast pre-clinical and clinical portfolio. The reports from the peer reviews were submitted to FDA where a decision is awaiting.
At SciPinion, we engage the world’s experts and put them to work for you. We engage the network for short engagements and ask them very detailed questions that will give you the power to either make better decisions or help defend your science.
SciPinion is a creative, objective, and rigorous process to traditional ‘organized panels’ that will provide the scientific and regulatory community an alternative approach for vetting challenging scientific issues and questions, which, when answered, will advance science thinking and public health protection globally.
Our interaction with Scipinion has been very positive. In a very short time frame they pulled together a group of industry experts in toxicology to respond to a series of safety related focused questions. The result was a high caliber scientific report containing exactly the information that was requested.
Excellent capability to access industry expertise to gain best practices of our competitors on R&D related topics. They were fast, flexible, and very cost effective. I would definitely use them again for similar benchmarking.
Clients contact SciPinion for help. After explaining your situation, we will assign a project lead who has expertise in that required arena. That person will work with you to scope the parameters of your need, such as:
After this is scoped, we provide a cost estimate. Alternatively, you can tell us your budget and the amount of time you think each expert will have to spend to review the material and answer questions, and we’ll tell you how many experts your budget will allow. Once you accept, we work with you to develop the questions and recruit the required experts. You maintain control throughout. We invite and recruit the experts, get them under contract, have them sign a nondisclosure agreement, have them do the work and we prepare the report.
You maintain control over the budget, the # of experts, the required expertise, the sectors of employment they can come from and which ones they cannot, what criteria constitutes a conflict of interest, whether the results of the engagement will remain confidential or open to the public, and whether the experts should remain anonymous or need to have their identities disclosed.
The cost of a SciPi is less than you would spend on hiring a consulting firm and less than you’d spend to set up a blue ribbon panel and have experts all attend a meeting face to face. The cost of a Scipi is dependent on the # of experts required and the amount of time each expert will need to spend. Therefore, you control the costs. At SciPinion, we require all pay for the experts to be in the bank once we hire them. Therefore, the contract will require up front payment for the experts before we start. The portion of the contract for SciPinion’s portion can be paid upon completion of the project. Exceptions can be made but come at a premium.
Our rapid response practice area is a unique one. It requires us to make sure we have the necessary expertise you might need on the ready. You must contact us to set up a retainer and a list of required expertise. If we can recruit sufficient experts in those areas, we will contract with you for a retainer to be billed against whenever you give us a rapid response project. At SciPinion, we have a policy of requiring pay for all experts to be in the bank at the time we recruit the experts. Therefore, the retainer will require a modest fee up front. Any unused funds will be refunded at the end of the year.
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