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APLUSA FIELDSHOP

Your specialized healthcare partner supplier in France, Europe and worldwide exclusively dedicated to market research and consulting agencies. At each step, we are here to help you successfully implement your market research project.

 

Since it was founded in 2001, AplusA Fieldshop has been dedicated to supplying fieldwork services to healthcare market research and consulting agencies. AplusA Fieldshop is a division of AplusA, a leading international medical market research company operating since 1990. We provide our clients with the individualized services of a boutique agency as well as the support of a large organization with high levels of expertise and a worldwide network and processes. Your project can draw on our internal team of biostatisticians, data processing officers, web masters, etc.

40,000+

RESPONDENTS

PER YEAR

12,000+

UNIQUE HCPs

PER YEAR

3,000+

PATIENT/CAREGIVERS

PER YEAR

 

Supporting you in achieving your goals smoothly and successfully.

The experts you need

 

A dedicated team,

A single point of contact.

 

15 seasoned healthcare qualitative moderators (15 key cities in France),

Network of ethnographers, linguists, neuro-scientists, etc.

30 seasoned quantitative interviewers specialized in healthcare, for full geographical coverage (30 Key cities in France).

 

In-house website programmers and  bio-statisticians.

 

Professional medical translators,

Highly-qualified simultaneous translators.

 

Network of approved local partners for recruitment and moderation.

To meet your expectations

 

Agility,

Responsiveness,

Proactiveness.

 

Realistic solutions.

 

Quality.

 

Cost-efficiency.

 
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Coordination.

Progress status reporting.

Client relationship.

SUPPORT FOR STUDY
MATERIAL DESIGN

Development of research materials.

Translation.

Linguistic validation.

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING OF ONLINE SURVEY

Programming.

Testing.

Hosting.

Redirection links.

DELIVERABLES

Audio & video recordings.

Transcripts, content analysis,

summary report, top line

report, full report.

Debriefing, brainstorming.

Translation of Open Ended.

Coding, data entry.

Raw data, Cross tabulation,

ASCII files,

AERs compilation.

FIELDWORK

Feasibility studies, pilots,

soft launch.

Recruitment, moderation,

interviewing, follow-up

facilities, simultaneous

translation.

Incentives.

Quality check.

ADVERSE EVENT REPORTING

All staff are trained and

certified.

Processing according to

your client's specifications.

Storage.

 

In field or in central location.

 

IDIs, TDIs,

Web-Assisted TDIs, Webcam TDIs,

Online bulletin board.

 

Focus groups, web focus groups,

Duos, Triads,

Mini-groups.

 

Online diary,

Online community.

 

Creative, projective techniques,

Ethnographic techniques.

 

Mobile, 

Videos,

Eye-Tracking, Virtual reality.

Online, 

Mobile, 

CAPI, 

PAPI, 

CATI, 

Telephone, 

Face to Face.

Desk Research.

 

RELY ON US

We help you design your sample and finalize the research materials.

Realistic assessment of feasibility & advice at the proposal stage.

Testing of research materials for feasibility, logic and duration prior to the start of the project.

Linguistic validation.

 

Timely reporting of fieldwork progress.

Detailed bi-weekly updates on research progress.

Timely feedback on potential issues and suggested solutions.

 

Change management and recording.

Any change in fieldwork process is documented, traceable and stored.

 

Quality check.

In house QC of research materials, samples, and AE reporting throughout the project.

QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGIES

 

Data collection

Secured & user-friendly portal

In-house programming and hosting on secured servers, 

Multiple online controls of data captured using comprehensive error messages.

Ability to pause and resume where they left off.

 

Large scale AE reporting

Proprietary software to identify AEs for reporting.

 

Interim dataset after soft launch

Checking that data are captured and saved accurately in the dataset.

 

Final Dataset at the end of data collection

Quality Check.

Strict 2-step monitoring of all completed interviews

All changes made during the database quality control process are documented, traceable and stored.

Double-entry module for patient charts studies available (double-entered by physicians for 10% of the patient sample, on the basis of one patient per physician selected at random, on a subset of questions).

GET THE RIGHT TARGET

Whatever the recruitment method, we check the target against screening criteria.

 

Recruiting HCPs: 

In France: we use our constantly updated database of 269 500 qualified HCPs and 45 930 emails.

 

In France and worldwide, we also use professional directories for targeted recruitment in hospitals and specialized centers (e.g. cancer centers, transplant centers etc.).

 

Snowballing approach (peer recommendations, etc.). 

 

From a list provided by the end client, etc.

 

Recruiting Patients and caregivers.

We recruit patients using HCP support: physicians identify and invite patients and caregivers to participate (either the patient directly contacts AplusA Fieldshop or consents to pass on their contact details to AplusA Fieldshop).

 

Patient Organizations may be involved in the recruitment of some patients.

 

Panels are avoided in cases where the diagnosis, severity, and treatment need to be confirmed.

QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGIES

Moderation

In-house seasoned moderators.

High quality & consistent moderation across all respondent categories.

Network of specialists (ethnographers, linguists etc.) who are at least bilingual.

 

Other services

Viewing Facilities in the main cities in France and worldwide.

High quality simultaneous translators specialized in healthcare.

Stringent AE process.

Quality Check. 

For in field interviews, we perform quality control of at least 20% of the sample. 

TYPE OF RESEARCH

App test,

ATU tracker,

Brand performance tracking,

Clinical trial evaluation,

Consumer health,

Communication testing,

Demand study,

Detail Aid testing,

Device testing,

Drivers and barriers assessment,

Market understanding,

Market sizing,

Message testing,

Online questionnaire pre-test,

Packaging test,

Patient flow,

Patient journey,

Patient pathway,

Patient segmentation,

Product evaluation,

Product positioning,

Sensitive topics,

Smartphone and tablet surveys,

TPP testing

RX ttracker,

Virtual reality test,

War games,

Website test.

STAKEHOLDERS & THERAPEUTIC AREAS

Capability to recruit and to interview 

Doctors

Anesthesiology,

Cardiology,

Dental,

Dermatology,

Endocrinology,

ENT,

Gastroenterology,

General medicine,

Genetic,

Geriatric,

Gynecology,

Hematology,

Hepatology,

Immunology,

Infectious diseases,

Internal medicine,

Medical biology,

Medical devices,

Medical genetic,

Nephrology,

Neurology,

Nuclear medicine,

Nutrition,

Oncology,

Ophthalmology,

Orthopedics,

Pediatrics,

Pharmacy,

Psychiatry,

Pulmonology,

Radiology,

Rehabilitation and physical medicine,

Rare disease specialists,

Rheumatology,

Sexology,

Surgery (all),

Urology,

Veterinary,

Etc.

Capability to recruit and to interview 

Other HCPs 

Key opinion leaders,

Payers,

Laboratory staff,

Nurses,

Pharmacists,

Paramedics.

Capability to recruit and to interview 

Patients & Consumers

Adults,

Elderly,

Teenagers,

Children,

Caregivers.

WE COMPLY WITH THE BEST INDUSTRY PRACTICES

We recognize the importance of a stringent but fluid compliance to international and local regulations. Our process is continuously adjusted according to the most up-to-date legal and ethical requirements; and staff members receive the necessary training under the supervision of the quality management team.

BEST MARKETING RESEARCH PRACTICE
QUALITY
PHARMACO-VIGILANCE
SAFETY
Process, Training,
Control
Adverse Event Reporting
Data protection,
Data preservation
  • Quality Department

  • AplusA’s Standard process

  • Quality Management System

  • Client Satisfaction

  • Continuous improvement

  • AplusA’s AER process:

  • Continuously updated

  • 100% internal staff training

  • 100% fieldwork partners training

  • Secured access to data

  • Confidentiality clause

  • Business continuity plan

  • Backup and restore process

COMPLIANCE
Code of Conduct, 
Respondent rights, Anti-bribery
  • US & french Sunshine Act (loi Bertrand)

  • GDPR and CNIL

  • Institutional review board (IRB) and ethics committee submission

  • ESOMAR

  • EphMRA

  • Intellus

  • BVM

  • BHBIA

  • MRS

  • ASOCS

  • ISPOR

LYON

 

AplusA Fieldshop

2 avenue Lacassagne

69003 Lyon

France

+33 (0) 478 622 323