Inclusion in Clinical Trials

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.


April 8-9, 2024

Loews Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Access these tools to improve your site’s recruitment of diverse patients in clinical trials:

The SCRS Diversity Site Assessment Tool© (DSAT)

Evaluation of Best Practices of Recruitment of Diverse Patient Populations for Clinical Trials

Diversity Webinar Series

The Diversity Webinar Series features panels of industry experts sharing knowledge, best practices, and regulatory guidance to increase representation and engagement of diverse populations in clinical trials.

 Integrative Journal of Medical Science Research Article

The Diversity Site Assessment Tool (DSAT), Reliability and Validity of the Industry Gold Standard for Establishing Investigator Site Ranking

Patient Diversity Awareness White Paper

Developing a Better Understanding of the Knowledge, Expertise, and Best Practices at Clinical Research Sites to Meet the Needs of an Increasingly Diverse United States Population

SCRS IncluDE Leadership


Jackie Kent


Kim Ribeiro


Steve Satek


IncluDE Program Funding Partners

Participating Sites