FAQs

What is Inato?
Inato is a platform that connects community-based research sites to global top-30 sponsor trials in a unique way that allows them to spotlight their special capabilities, patient access, diversity, and more. Inato brings sites visibility to trials, access to sponsors, enrollment verification that sponsors trust, and greater chances at trial selection.
Is Inato really free for sites?
Yes! Inato is completely free for sites. There are no fees at any point for sites.
Are all sites eligible to sign up for Inato?
While Inato is free for any site, it’s designed for and most useful for community-based research sites.
What is an Inato Enrollment Plan?
The Inato Enrollment Plan replaces lengthy, cumbersome traditional feasibility steps, specifically feasibility questionnaires. Enrollment Plans are available for any Open Trials and accept evidence in any format. Enrollment plans collect the most critical site information to evaluate eligibility and best position sites to sponsors. By focusing on the most important and impactful details, we save sites time and give them a better chance at selection by sponsors.
How does feasibility work with Inato?
In place of traditional feasibility, Inato uses an Enrollment Plan for each trial application. Here’s how it works:
What is an Inato Verified Commitment?
Our platform uses a special algorithm to calculate your Inato Verified Commitment (IVC) based on the patient information provided in your Enrollment Plan. The IVC is a realistic patient enrollment projection that accounts for fail rates and more so our partnered sponsors have a reliable idea of what your patient enrollment might look like and you can set expectations for an achievable goal for greater site performance that builds long-term sponsor trust.
How can I get access to more trials that match my interests or patients?

Inato adds new trials to the platform regularly, but you’ll only be notified for those that match your geographic location, your indicated disease areas of interest, and in some cases your site’s patient diversity.

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How long does it take to hear back from sponsors regarding selection?
Most responses are confirmed and shared with sites on average in as little as 8 days from Inato submitting our recommendation.
How do I know if my site meets a trial’s minimum requirements?
Once you’ve signed your eCDA, you’ll gain access to the Protocol Summary page for the trial. Next you’ll be required to review (and attest that you’ve reviewed) this page, including a section specifically outlining minimum requirements, before proceeding with your Enrollment Plan. Note: You will not be able to begin your Enrollment Plan until you’ve attested to reviewing the protocol and minimum requirements.
Why am I unable to complete a full enrollment plan for Early Interest trials?
Early Interest trials are only shown to gauge interest for potential future trials. Show interest and share protocol feedback, then we’ll notify you if the trial begins accepting applications.
I am a broker, SMO, or similar. Can I sign-up for Inato?
Because our model is tailored directly to sites, we must speak directly with site staff during the application process.

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