invivodata (Pittsburgh), focused on electronic patient reported outcomes (PRO) solutions for clinical research, has launched a new division, PRO Consulting, in response, it said, to demand from trial sponsors. PRO Consulting is focused on providing greater access to scientific expertise to refine sponsors' approach to PRO-based research methods, it said.

PRO Consulting will provide consulting services to clinical researchers who make decisions about how to use PRO data to support clinical trial objectives and help clients choose the right PRO instrument, construct the correct sampling strategy to test their trial's endpoints and plan validation procedures for PRO measures.