R&D quality functions within pharmaceutical companies do not always have access to information about how they stack up against peer functions in other companies. This twenty-one page report summarizes a Best Practices, LLC survey on the staffing and structure of R&D quality functions. It is designed to help pharmaceutical companies measure themselves against industry leaders in the areas of staffing and structure.
Fourteen companies provide benchmarking information on statistics contained in 23 charts, including but limited to the following:
1) The number of front line workers and supervisors/leaders for R&D quality assurance
2) The number of front line workers and supervisors/leaders for R&D quality control
3) The number of FTEs in discovery/basic research, toxicology/ADME, medical/clinical research, process and product development, manufacturing clinical research supply, regulatory affairs, computer systems and vendor management.
4) Changes in quality staffing as products move from development to production.
This research originates from a Best Practices, LLC consulting project for a pharmaceutical client. Results are drawn from an online survey.