Worldwide Clinical Trials operational staff and clinical assessment teams are exceptionally familiar with the use of appropriate diagnostic and outcome measures to evaluate a variety of psychiatric disorders. We have worked with various proprietary and commercial rater response systems and have utilized several systems in our psychiatry clinical trials to assess rater agreement with patients’ self reports on various scales, including the SCID-CT, MINI, HAM-D, YMRS, MADRS, BPRS, and PANSS.

We also recognize the importance of choosing the appropriate assessment battery to measure cognitive deficits in CNS disorders and the correct application of test instruments when assessing cognition in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Worldwide teams have extensive experience working with the CANTAB, CogState, and CDR computerized cognitive batteries (among others) on numerous psychiatric trials.