Sr. Communications Manager
Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ellicott City, MD, April 11, 2019 – In response to feedback from SCRS member sites, the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) has created supplemental justification language to support the use and promotion of the Common Language Evaluation and Reconciliation (CLEAR) contract language, published in a 2016 SCRS white paper. Drafted in collaboration with TransCelerate and ACRO member companies, sites can supply this language to sponsors and CROs when negotiating contracts to speed up the execution process.
As described in the CLEAR white paper, “The purpose of CLEAR is to streamline contract negotiations and thereby accelerate site initiations, leading to increased recruitment timeliness and reduced study start-up costs. Improving productivity by reducing cycle times and accelerating clinical research will allow industry to get new treatments in development to patients faster without sacrificing quality. This initiative benefits all the stakeholders within industry—sponsors, CROs and sites—but most importantly patients.”
“SCRS has received feedback from sites that their sponsors or CROs are not always amenable when CLEAR contract language is offered as an alternative to help speed up the process of study execution,” said Jimmy Bechtel, senior project manager for SCRS. “The SCRS CLEAR team believes that the addition of the CLEAR Justification Supplement will provide sponsors and CROs with the justification they’re looking for to support the use of CLEAR language so that sites can move onto the important work of carrying out the study.”
Commitment from SCRS partners is critical to driving shorter negotiation timelines through mutual acceptance of standardized language. Sponsor and CRO companies that accept CLEAR language are identified but not limited to those listed in the CLEAR Justification Supplement.
Access the CLEAR page which includes the CLEAR Justification Supplement and CLEAR white paper, here.
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