If you are involved in the study start up process, you know how important it is to have the best investigators.  Having the best investigators allows you to be successful in enrolling patients.  Many have their own investigator database, but when there is difficulty, they usually resort to PubMed, registries, and other data.  This data is difficult to navigate and becomes a time suck.

Indicate Investigators has all the data available, but organizes it in a way that is easy to navigate and will save you time.

Below is the launch page to search by Drug/Drug Class OR Disease.  We curate all publicly available sources that have data on investigators, mining the data from its native html, text or XML, and loading into structured, linked data on each Investigator. We know what trials they participated in, how many trials, and how frequently they work within specific disease indications.

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Once you decide what to search for, you will be directed to the results page of all investigators involved in that indication.  You can filter your search even more (# of clinical trials, location, medical speciality, trial phase, trial description, trial inclusion/exclusion criteria).  If you don’t want to filter any further, you can begin to check out the following; a heat map of where the investigators are located, a bubble chart of the active industry trials, or the investigators themselves.  You will be able to access the investigator’s up to date emails, phone numbers and addresses, making feasibility and outreach much easier.
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All investigators are listed in order of their kdScore.  We score each Investigator within each of our 4,500 disease indications using an algorithm that takes into consideration 10s of millions of records. This big data approach ensures we are capturing all of the relevant information elements so that you can focus on outreach to the BEST Investigators for your study.  Here is a little more detail of what the kdScore actually is:  II Blog2

All of the information listed can be exported to excel as an organized spreadsheet of 5 tabs including; trial info, investigator details, relationships between investigators, and a breakdown of the number of sites by country.

To learn more about Indicate Investigators, feel free to reach out to contact@karmadata.com OR sign up for a webinar at http://www.karmadata.com/training

Sponsor Finder is a tool created to allow our users to search and identify sales opportunities at trial sponsors.  Pinpointing opportunities at the right moment can be difficult because once the trial is announced, it is likely that everyone to work with is already lined up.  You can utilize the filters in Sponsor Finder, avoid this problem and stay ahead of the curve.  

One search that is popular among current users, is to look for organizations that have trials completing in the next 6 months.


I will throw out a specific example: “I am on a team with phase 3, breast cancer trial experience…How do I search?”  You would plug the following into Sponsor Finder: phase 1/2 and 2, active, breast cancer trials, that are completing in the next 180 days.  The results page will include organizations currently running these trials and are most likely moving on to the next phase (3) in the near future.

You have the list of companies…now what?

  • “Download” the results, which will give you an export of the data listed.  The first tab will list all of the sponsor information and the second will include the trial details.
  • Take a look at the trial timeline visualization to view trial events:


  • “Follow All”, which will add the results to the entities you are following.  You will be alerted to any of their activity through your daily email alert and homepage feed.
  • Identify management contacts right on karmadata (though partnership with ZoomInfo), making outreach about upcoming opportunities even easier.

This Sponsor Finder filter will save you time searching for opportunity, while also keeping you alerted and ahead of what’s coming up next.

If you are a current user and have specific questions about searching capabilities OR you are new to karmadata and would like to learn more, please reach out to: contact@karmadata.com

This datacard is using Medicaid State Drug Utilization data to see market trends in reimbursement for Lipitor.lip
Purpose: reimbursement, market research

Entities include: drugs

To learn more about karmadata or Medicaid State Drug Utilization data, you can reach out directly to contact@karmadata.com

This datacard uses Medicare Part B data to identify top physicians or locales for specific outpatient procedures.

Purpose: clinical operations, market research

Entities: physicians, outpatient procedures

For more information on karmadata or Medicare Part B data, be sure to sign up for a weekly webinar: http://www.karmadata.com/training or reach out directly to contact@karmadata.com

In case you didn’t notice, there is a new feature in Sponsor Finder.  On the left side of the page, just under “Reset” and “Search”, you can select “Find sponsor management contacts“. 

Sponsor Contacts Search

Although you can find contacts through companies that are returned in a Sponsor Finder search, this section allows you to search by title, name, location, or level across ALL sponsors.  There are over 500K management contacts (with email and phone numbers), which are all provided through ZoomInfo. Many of our users are currently using it to get lists of contacts together for projects, email campaigns, sales pipelines, etc.

If you would like a refresher or training of the system, you can always sign up for our weekly webinars at http://www.karmadata.com/training

This datacard uses the NIH Grant RePORTER data to identify leading research institutions, particularly pre-clinical.

Purpose: clinical operations, market research

Entities: organizations, investigators, diseases, drugs

This card uses the Sunshine Act Data [Pharma Payments to US Physicians] to identify top researchers with strong ties to pharma.

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Entities: Sponsors and Physicians

Purpose: clinical operations, competitive intelligence


This card uses the Medicare Part D Database.

14_5M_claims_related_to_10_359_Cities___karmadataEntities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations

This datacard uses the Medicare Part D Database to identify top prescribers and top to prescribing geographies of drugs.


Entities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations


This datacard uses the FDA Orphan Drugs Database to identify top players in the orphan space.

199_FDA_Orphan_Drug_Designations_related_to_139_Organizations___karmadataEntities include: Sponsors, diseases, and drugs

Purpose: business intelligence, market research, and business development.