The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) was founded in 2012 in response to the growing need for a trade organization representative of the needs of clinical research sites globally. SCRS currently represents over 9,500 research sites in 47 countries. SCRS’ mission is to unify the voice of the global clinical research site community for site sustainability. SCRS has become an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise.
SCRS Founder and president Christine Pierre describes the founding principle of the organization: “We are all aware that as an industry we currently have an unsustainable model – for all stakeholders. Sites represent the largest number of providers to the industry; therefore, their impact on this process cannot be underestimated. Sites have long been the silent partner in the research enterprise, and SCRS ensures they are no longer passive participants by catalyzing dialogue with industry leaders and working to find solutions through collaboration.”
SCRS Stands on Four Pillars…
On behalf of its site members, SCRS publicly comments on issues relevant to the clinical research industry. SCRS maintains a presence in conversations with other groups and organizations to ensure the site’s perspective and voice is clear as important dialogue occurs.
Unparalleled knowledge and education facilitated by SCRS provides the foundation for informed action, where industry leaders can analyze their most efficient programs, fresh voices can introduce proven innovations, and established experts can debate different interventions. SCRS and its members provide each other with a constant flow of new solutions and lessons learned.
Recognizing the importance and commitment needed to ensure site sustainability, SCRS and its members provide meaningful mentoring to facilitate a lasting foundation of quality research sites.
SCRS provides a unique opportunity for sites and industry stakeholders to interact with each other across the industry. The SCRS community is an environment characterized by meaningful and lasting partnerships.