Unify the voice of the global clinical research site community for greater site sustainability.
Joining SCRS means more than simply becoming a member of an organization of companies with similar interests. SCRS is the first organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of the clinical research site community. SCRS gives sites a voice, a seat at the table, and the ability to participate in discussions and decisions that ultimately impact the clinical research sites and the industry at large. Joining the SCRS community helps give the clinical research site a stronger, more credible voice and shared purpose.
Companies that sponsor or support the work conducted by clinical research sites will benefit from collaborating with SCRS through participation in SCRS’ corporate programs. Their collaboration demonstrates a commitment to building a stronger site partnership, recognizing the importance of the site’s voice, and providing their company with intellectual capital to best position them for success.
SCRS founder Christine Pierre described 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’ Guiding Ethical Principles
Our mission is to foster the sustainability of clinical research sites, for the benefit of sites and other industry stakeholders. While we gratefully accept funds provided by organizations to support SCRS’ mission, our projects and results are transparent and independent of funding sources.
- All awards and recognition are determined by confidential votes and are not influenced by the donation of funds to SCRS.
- We undertake research projects only if we believe it will further our mission.
- We determine the means of executing any research project or study, rather than following the directives of any outside funding source.
- We publish the outcomes of our research to our members and other interested parties, regardless of whether the outcomes are perceived as favorable to any of our contributors.
SCRS is committed to representing SCRS members in the following ways:
SCRS will, on behalf of its site members, publicly comment on issues relevant to the clinical research industry. SCRS will work to maintain a presence in conversations with other groups and organizations to ensure the site’s perspective and voice is present as important decisions and debates are occurring.
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 both the importance of SCRS’ emphasis on excellence and the reality that new sites enter the industry each day, site members will offer mentoring to other site members.
SCRS provides a unique opportunity to sites and industry stakeholders to interact with companies and individuals across multiple sectors of the industry. The SCRS community creates an environment that supports meaningful partnerships all year long and not just at meetings.
Throughout this website, you will find valuable information about SCRS and its mission and benefits to your company. To join SCRS, contact us at +1 410.696.5080. We look forward to having your voice included as a member of The Society for Clinical Research Sites.
SCRS History at a Glance
The Society for Clinical Research Sites was founded in 2012 in response to the growing need for an organization to represent the voice of research sites within the clinical research enterprise. Christine Pierre, the founder of SCRS and the Site Solutions Summits, was motivated to provide sites with resources, mentorship, and education opportunities through a member-based organization dedicated to providing sites with both a voice and community.