2023 - VOL. 2

From the SCRS Team

After three years in the making, SCRS finally had the opportunity to host the inaugural SCRS West: Clinical Tech & Innovation Summit in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. Nearly 300 industry stakeholders joined us to discuss what the evolution of clinical research technology looks like, solutions for technology congestion, and how we can all communicate and collaborate efficiently to make our shared vision a reality. This Summit also included a new platform called Tech Stories where solution providers shared case studies and use cases of innovative technologies and how they have helped sites enroll or engage patients, refine processes, and prepare for the future.

Up next, we have the Australia-New Zealand Site Solutions Summit in Melbourne, Australia from July 18-19. The Summit will feature critical content for the region including staff recruitment, patient perspectives, regulatory guidance, and digital transformation opportunities. If your organization participates in clinical research in this region, this will be an event not to miss! Learn more and register.

Speaking of clinical technology, SCRS recently released a new Technology-Enabled Trials Training to provide a foundational understanding for sites to participate in trials that are technology-enabled. The training is designed for new staff or sites that have little to no experience participating in trials that contain technology or decentralized elements. Access the training for free today!

In this issue, read one clinical research professional’s moving story of patients that have made a huge impact on her and why she loves this profession. Be sure to download the eBook and white paper from Curebase and Datacubed Health as they share insights on eClinical technologies and how sites can succeed in DCTs. Greenphire also shares how to enable patient convenience through mobile technology, and Aspen Insights unpacks a common practice in many site enrollment feasibility analyses. If you’d like to learn how to show patients and trial participants gratitude in meaningful ways, and why we should never forget this crucial step in our work, TransCelerate discusses just that. And if you missed the 2023 Diversity Summit, read Teckro’s takeaways and call to action for the industry to help advocate for diverse populations in healthcare and research.

In case you missed it, our latest Diversity Webinar Series is now available and complimentary for all. Register now for virtual sessions happening throughout the year. And we always hope to see you soon at a future Summit or Sites NOW discussion!

Featured Posts

Showing Patients an Attitude of Gratitude: Advice for Sites

Modern medicine owes a lot to clinical trial participants. Patients give their time, energy, and often literal blood and other specimens to help find cures for […]

SCRS Stands Up for Low Income, Elderly, Disabled Populations

There is a lot of discussion about diversity in clinical trials. The “why” is clear – more representation is needed to assess the effects of treatment […]

Leveraging eClinical Technologies

Clinical research is constantly evolving and advancing, and leveraging eClinical technologies such as electronic informed consent (eConsent), electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOA), medication adherence, televisits, geofencing, […]

Is Everyone Just Guessing on Their Feasibility Analysis?

In a world being increasingly driven by data, it is surprising to hear in casual conversations with other research professionals that most enrollment feasibility analyses are […]

Mobile Technology: Enabling Patient Convenience without Site Burden

Technology today can provide benefits and opportunities for clinical trial participants and sites alike, improving efficiency, accuracy, and engagement.  Experts across the industry agree that for […]

Clinical Sites in DCTs

How Co-Creation with DCT Vendors, Sponsors, and Sites Makes Participation in Decentralized Clinical Trials Easier For Sites Full-service decentralized clinical trial vendors can offer sponsors virtual […]

Life After the Bedside

I remember my first code as an Emergency nurse. EMS rolled the patient into the room, I watched as the entire team moved in what seemed […]

Digital Innovation: Creative Cures for Tech Congestion

Every industry relies on technology for progress, but in the life science ecosystem, it truly impacts the work we do. Of course, technology often also comes […]

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SCRS Membership Update

Membership Update

SCRS is growing our ways of connecting with you! Earlier this season, we began communicating with our members through a weekly email update, making sure each of you sees new announcements and keep up with SCRS news, surveys, webinars, and events.

To ensure our valued site members are maximizing your benefit usage, I will be highlighting a Member Action Point. Consider this weekly item your M.A.P. to success! With these helpful tips & announcements, new team members will quickly learn to navigate their membership accounts and access the endless resources available.

If you are not signed up for our emails, you can do so here.
Also, don’t forget to maximize these member benefits!
Update Your Profiles with SCRS
Sponsors and CROs continuously ask to learn more about SCRS site demographics and therapeutic areas to build relationships and provide study opportunities. Showcase your site by updating your profile on the SCRS member portal and Site Directory today!
To update your Organizational Member Profile:
2. Navigate to your profile (top right)
3. Edit your organizational information
The SCRS Site Directory is a comprehensive, searchable online directory showcasing SCRS member sites and networks. All SCRS members receive an exclusive opportunity to highlight your site’s capabilities, therapeutic expertise, and showcase your staff. To showcase your site, please email members@myscrs.org.
Site Management Modules
Designed specifically for clinical research sites, these modules provide a comprehensive learning experience to enhance your site team’s performance and success. 
Our modules offer a concise and efficient way to train site staff on essential aspects of site management. With easy-to-follow videos and resources, you can quickly upskill your team and ensure they are well-prepared to excel in their roles. Empower your team with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the competitive world of clinical research. Access now for free!
Anne Marie Molster
Membership Engagement Specialist

Latest News from SCRS

SCRS & Syneos Health Unveil New Diversity Award for Clinical Research Sites

July 31, 2023 — The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) has announced the launch of its new Global Site Excellence in Diversity Award to recognize […]

SCRS Eagle Award Voting Now Open

July 10, 2023 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), a leading global organization dedicated to representing the voice of the clinical research site community, […]

Accelerated Enrollment Solutions Joins SCRS Global Impact Partner Program

June 12, 2023 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) is pleased to announce the addition of Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES) as its newest Global Impact […]

SCRS Welcomes Takeda as Global Impact Partner

May 25, 2023 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced today that Takeda has joined the organization as a Global Impact Partner (GIP). The […]

SCRS Announces New Additions to Its Leadership Council

May 10, 2023 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), the global trade organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites, today […]

SCRS Welcomes DM Clinical Research as Global Impact Partner

April 17, 2023– The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) today announced a Global Impact Partnership with DM Clinical Research, a growing and diverse site network […]

About SCRS

Founded in 2012, SCRS is a global trade organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create greater site sustainability. Representing over 10,000 sites in 47 countries, SCRS membership provides sites with a community dedicated to advocacy, education, connectivity and mentorship. SCRS is an influential voice for sites and an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Our Voice. Our Community. Your Success.