FSP and Strategic Resourcing

FSP and strategic resourcing models have evolved as clients not only look for cost-savings, but also to gain access to capabilities. Whether it’s global talent, process improvement or functional expertise, our innovative solutions deliver value by enhancing our clients business performance.


Our comprehensive resourcing solutions range from recruitment of a single clinical professional to managing entire global functions. As part of ICON plc, we have the scale, expertise and therapeutic experience to deliver programmes at all levels.

Functional Service Provision

FSP models outsource staffing solutions from temporary teams and individuals to entire departments or functions. The client retains responsibility for direction and ownership of programmes, without the strain of resourcing. Our FSP solution's leverage ICON’s extensive therapeutic, geographic and functional expertise to ensure greater efficiencies across client medical programmes, resulting in reduced costs, improved quality, enhanced productivity and accelerated resource cycle times.

  • Monitoring
  • Project Management
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Data Management
  • Study Start-up
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Report Writing
  • Bioanalysis/Bioanalytical Services
  • Protocol Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • eClinical Technologies/Data Integration

Strategic Capacity Management

We provide time-phased resourcing throughout all stages of the production schedule. Using a combination of demand forecasting and a detailed understanding of our clients business, we can apply this strategic approach of a more agile team, ensuring resourcing is optimised to adsorb peaks and troughs.

Program Insourcing

We provide dedicated and focused teams for specific periods of time, and for specific tasks and outcomes. With specialist skill sets aimed at enhancing existing teams, we match the right resourcing based on pr We have successfully deployed Program Insourcing teams across various business units, including clinical monitoring, pharmacovigilance, statistical programming and medical writing.

Contingent Resourcing

We offer temporary resourcing solutions to augment clients internal teams to meet unforeseen or short-term needs. Our extensive global talent network covers all clinical development functions,all major therapeutic areas and phases of development to ensure seamless integration with client teams.

Why choose DOCS

Insights from DOCS

The Changing Landscape of Strategic Resourcing

What caused the evolution of Strategic Resourcing? What is it? Is it recruitment or some form of operational delivery? What is its future?" Colin Stanley, President of DOCS takes us through The Changing Landscape of Strategic Resourcing.

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FSP Case Study: Improving the study start-up process by reducing contract negotiation times

As clinical teams are experiencing increasing pressure reduce cycle times. In the case study DOCS examines new approaches to reduce study start-up times, in order to successfully expedite overall cycle times

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