LifeSciHub Small Business Administration Services

LifeSciHub Small Business Administration Services

Life sciences is rife with very experienced, high value people who, perhaps at the 10 or 20 year mark, decide they don’t want to continue as a full time employee.  They embark on independent consulting but don’t particularly like contracting, invoicing and other business administration minutiae.   Traditionally they have 2 choices:  hire someone or bite […]

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LifeSciHub Newsletter Q1 2023

LifeSciHub Newsletter Q1 2023

As businesses kick off 2023 we all look towards the future, excited about what’s to come, thinking about what’s gone before, and how best to use those lessons learned towards future prosperity. Networks are the future, and LifeSciHub is a nascent “Monetized Network”.  To our knowledge no one has created a business quite like this […]

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LifeSciHub Radical Transparency 2022 Meeting Registration

Although Radically Transparent, this content is members-only, defined as: an established and contracted User of the LifeSciHub platform who has either done project work or hired independent small business expertise via LifeSciHub a User who has created a profile on LifeSciHub and been through the interview/vetting process other interested party, invited by the LifeSciHub Current […]

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LifeSciHub's Radically Transparent Annual Report y2022

LifeSciHub’s Radically Transparent Annual Report y2022

Following the tenets of Radical Transparency, LifeSciHub is an open-source business case study in real time. What is more important to a business than its income and expenses? As a member of the community you are welcome to join LifeSciHub’s Radical Transparency Annual Report coming on April 26, 2023 at 12 noon ET, just in […]

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Advocating for Workforce Innovation:  LifeSciHub in the Code of Federal Regulations

Advocating for Workforce Innovation: LifeSciHub in the Code of Federal Regulations

It should come as no surprise that drug sponsors are very concerned with compliance.  LifeSciHub Current Administrator Sheila Mahoney:  “As a regulatory person at heart, I had thought a drug sponsor’s primary risk concerns were related to drug safety and efficacy.  Only when I started LifeScihub, and began encountering drug sponsor HR and legal groups, […]

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Best Practices for Use of Non-FTEs:  The LifeSciHub Net Performance Score

Best Practices for Use of Non-FTEs: The LifeSciHub Net Performance Score

LifeSciHub’s Net Performance Score (NPS), adapted from Bain & Co’s original Net Promoter Score, is a critical tool in the strategic use of non-FTEs.  As a community of independently incorporated drug development experts, we have a wealth of experience to draw from in terms of characteristics of successful non-full time employee (FTE) engagements.  Two issues […]

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An Introduction to “Platform” Vendors:   A Life Sciences Primer

An Introduction to “Platform” Vendors: A Life Sciences Primer

Airbnb disrupted the hospitality industry. Uber disrupted the taxi business. These are examples of “platforms”:  transformative, participative, non traditional ecosystems of supply and demand that efficiently match users to each other in order to make financial or social transactions and create value. Traditional companies are hierarchies dependent upon directive management and process silos.  A platform […]

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LifeSciHub Report:   BioNJ’s Life Sciences Human Resource Conference Sept 23, 2022

LifeSciHub Report: BioNJ’s Life Sciences Human Resource Conference Sept 23, 2022

An R&D SME’s Cautiously Optimistic Journey Into The Land Of HR- A Report From BioNJ’s HR Conference, September 23, 2022 As a regulatory and clinical operations SME I was a bit of a fish out of water at September’s BioNJ’s Pharmaceutical Human Resources Conference.  Representing LifeSciHub, a network of independently incorporated experts from all across […]

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The Problem LifeSciHub Solves:  Mid Sized Pharma Program and Strategic Asset Management Case Study

The Problem LifeSciHub Solves: Mid Sized Pharma Program and Strategic Asset Management Case Study

April 2021:  US hub for a mid-sized ($1-10B US) Japanese pharmaceutical company had 3 open positions in Strategic Asset and Program Management (SAPM) in the midst of a hiring freeze, detailed description below.  “Bob”, Sr. Director of SAPM and “Chris” HR Director of Flexible Workforce, launched a search involving 7 suppliers.  There was an initial […]

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Planning Work and Talent According to Tasks, not Job Descriptions

Planning Work and Talent According to Tasks, not Job Descriptions

Head, Nonclinical Regulatory Writing Group, global top 20 pharmaceutical company, Sept 2022: “We have a weekly resource shortfall of 20 hours per week of senior level nonclinical expertise [must have:  PhD toxicologist, 20+ years direct drug sponsor experience], 10 hours a week of eCTD Module 4 document formatting, and 10 hours a week nonclinical systems […]

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The Gig Economy: Economic Theory Meets Evolutionary Biology

The Gig Economy: Economic Theory Meets Evolutionary Biology

The tech enabled gig economy is causing the corporate world to probe at what British Economist Ronald Coase famously called the “Boundary of the Firm.” And it feels like a sore tooth. Corporations are hierarchies, and a hierarchy is all about belonging to a structure (tribe) that everyone- ideally- understands where they stand in the […]

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LifeSciHub Strategic On-Demand Talent Pool Best Practices

LifeSciHub Strategic On-Demand Talent Pool Best Practices

Strategic LifeSciHub Talent Pool Best Practices Despite the term “Talent Pool” becoming common, it is a new and revolutionary concept that has yet to be widely adopted to its fullest potential in life sciences.  A thoughtful, strategic implementation of a Talent Pool can solve myriad expertise gaps, increase quality, efficiency, save budget, and enhance the […]

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Boldly We Go!

Boldly We Go!

Today on the Center for the Transformation of Work  thought leadership call we heard from Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski 🧠creator of Braintrust, a marketplace for creatives. Although LifeSciHub and Braintrust have followed different pathways, we’ve both arrived at the same conclusions: -That “Take Rates” (mark ups) should decrease -That operating as a #dao unlocks value that would […]

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LifeSciHub Newsletter Q2 2022- First Industry Conference Independent Consultant Rate! And more

LifeSciHub is grateful to have been instrumental in DIA ‘s recent decision to create a new conference attendance pricing category- Independent Contractor Rates- a 25% discount off industry registration rates Please, use this to spread the word and put pressure on any and every conference you would like to attend.  This is just a little […]

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LifeSciHub Radical Transparency- 2021 P&L

LifeSciHub Radical Transparency- 2021 P&L

LifeSciHub’s believes in radical transparency, and as such, the entirety of LifeSciHub’s Profit & Loss is reported to members, both Expert Provider small businesses and Hiring Entities.  We reviewed all 2021 inputs and outputs, all fees, expenses, and investments in:  software development, office support, management and administrative staff payments, marketing, legal and insurance, everything.  Also […]

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Small Independent Experts Deserve Passive Revenue Streams

Small Independent Experts Deserve Passive Revenue Streams

Not all Small Business Expert Providers care very much about money.  Many of us have packages from many years in pharma, but are staying involved to contribute value.  Many of us, when we have too much work,  freely and happily provide references and introductions to clients and other independent experts in the name of Goodwill.  […]

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LifeSciHub as a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)- Organizational Crypto

LifeSciHub as a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)- Organizational Crypto

This post will explain the recent birth of the “DAO” concept, and why adapting it to the LifeSciHub business model might be not only possible, but amazing- a new way for a group of human beings to collaborate together, create value, and distribute that value.  Not up and out to the 1%- execs and investors- […]

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LifeSciHub is Working to Increase Small Business Access to Mid-Large Sponsor Project Work and

LifeSciHub is Working to Increase Small Business Access to Mid-Large Sponsor Project Work and “Spend”

LifeSciHub is a strategic response to the Great Resignation.  Many happy and thriving independent experts may not realize how challenging it is for drug sponsors to find and engage independent experts.  There are two reasons for this: 1) Many independent experts work mostly with small pharmbio, because there are far fewer administrative hurdles to go […]

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LifeSciHub's Pharmaceutical Industry Company Size/Tier Definitions

LifeSciHub’s Pharmaceutical Industry Company Size/Tier Definitions

Everyone in the pharmaceutical industry knows there’s a big difference between small pharma and large pharma.  Although the regulations, requirements and standards are exactly the same, the cultures and buying behaviors can be quite different. To add clarity to the discussion LifeSciHub describes and (loosely) quantifies the “Tier” structure of the pharmaceutical industry.  There is […]

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LifeSciHub FAQ- Expert Provider

LifeSciHub FAQ- Expert Provider

LifeSciHub FAQ  I already work directly with sponsors, why should I work with LifeSciHub? The LifeSciHub platform seeks to provide value in areas where small businesses can experience gaps, such as: Transparency Even the busiest small, independent businesses end up in a “subcontracting” type of arrangement sometimes, wherein a third party introduces but is not […]

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