Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hanover, MD, November 17, 2021 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced today that one of its Global Impact Partners, IQVIA, has become a patron-level sponsor of the SCRS Diversity Awareness Program. The Diversity Awareness Program was originally created to support research sites in meeting the goals of the FDA’s Action Plan to Enhance the Collection and Availability of Demographic Subgroup Data. Since its inception in 2017, the program has provided critical knowledge and solutions to aid sites in successfully including diverse populations in clinical research.
“SCRS is pleased to welcome IQVIA as a sponsor to the SCRS Diversity Program, and their support will help SCRS develop even more resources that will better enable research sites to engage diverse patient populations,” said SCRS’ VP of Strategy and Special Projects, Diana Foster. “We look forward to collaborating with IQVIA to further this important work that impacts the entire clinical research process.”
“IQVIA has been actively engaged with our sponsors and sites around improving diversity in clinical trials for several years, looking at both external barriers and innovative ways to adapt clinical trial approaches to improve participation, while reducing the burden on both sites and patients. It is incumbent on all of us entrusted to deliver clinical trials to enhance access and participation for historically underserved populations. We are pleased to be involved in and continue to build stronger site partnerships to aid access for these underserved populations through this important work,” said Cynthia Verst, President, Design and Delivery Innovation, IQVIA.
IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources and extensive domain expertise. IQVIA Connected Intelligence™ delivers powerful insights with speed and agility — enabling customers to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients. With approximately 72,000 employees, IQVIA conducts operations in more than 100 countries.
IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing information on a scale that helps healthcare stakeholders identify disease patterns and correlate with the precise treatment path and therapy needed for better outcomes. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors, and scientific advances, to advance their path toward cures. To learn more, visit www.iqvia.com.
Founded in 2012, SCRS is a global organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create greater site sustainability. Representing over 9,500 sites in 47 countries, SCRS membership provides sites with a community dedicated to advocacy, education, mentorship and connectivity. 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. Join the community. Visit MySCRS.org