Moving the needle in diverse and inclusive enrollment is critical to future site sustainability. In 2016, SCRS developed the Diversity Awareness Program, now called the IncluDE Program, in collaboration with industry partners.
The goal of the program is to share proprietary research, resources, guidance, and best practices to aid industry stakeholders in better recruitment and engagement of diverse patient populations.
Over the past six years, the program has continued to grow and develop with new and ongoing deliverables established by the group annually. One of the cornerstones of the program is the SCRS Diversity Site Assessment Tool (DSAT), which gauges site performance in engaging diverse patient populations and is being used as a benchmark tool for sponsors to identify research sites with diverse enrollment experience.
The work of this team has gained industry, government, regulatory, and site support and will continue to lead to a better understanding of best practices for sites in working with underserved communities.
Access these tools to improve your site’s recruitment of diverse patients in clinical trials:
Factors That Drive Site Success
A Pilot Study to Examine the Validity and Reliability of a Site Assessment Checklist for the Evaluation of Best Practices in Recruiting Diverse Patient Populations for Clinical Trials
InSite The Global Journal for Clinical Research Sites Diversity in Clinical Trials Article