This is a tool that has been created to enable equity in access to research opportunities. Through this facility research sites (and potential research sites!) can register and let would-be collaborators and sponsors know about them, their previous experience and what type of research they would like to take part in.
In turn, research groups wishing to find other sites to collaborate with can post their research plans and explain what they are looking for in terms of disease prevalence perhaps, or the facilities a research site have.
This facility can also be used by organisations looking for site to take part in trial that they are sponsoring. Again trial sponsors can describe their planned trial and let would-be collaborators know what they need in a participating research site.
The overall aim of SiteFinder is to support research sites in developing their experience and diversity in types of study in which they are involved. Often research sites have been involved in externally sponsored trials in one disease area and it is then difficult for them to find further studies which they can take part in and to gain the confidence and skills to run their own independent studies. The objective of SiteFinder is to allow sites to make them selves known within their region and indeed globally so they have access to wider and more diverse research opportunities.