Site Best Practice & Innovations

Industry Leaders Think Tank 2022
Windsor, UK

The topic of the Clinical Research Industry Leaders Think Tank 2022 was Site Best Practice and Innovations.  Our speakers reported back on clinical trial site standards developed following the joint IAOCR / NIHR Meeting in 2018 and discussed changing practices, quality assurance standards, decentralised trials and patient centricity in the context of rapid changes during the pandemic. The need for change as a result of the global spotlight covid has shone on clinical trials was also addressed. Watch the highlights of the day in the video below:

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The 2022 Think Tank took place at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, UK. Delegates included senior leaders from the NHS, commercial clinical research sites, the Health Research Authority (HRA), National the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Sponsors, CROs and the UK’s Department for International Trade.

We were delighted to hosts guests from the UK and numerous international destinations including the USA, Africa and Australia.

Every patient participating in a clinical trial deserves the best protection in terms of rights and wellbeing. Ensuring competence of the clinical research workforce and quality of clinical trial sites is essential to patient-centricity, patient safety and data integrity.

To this end we are committed to facilitating and driving thought leadership to build best practice standards and accreditations that serve patients, reduce risk and are endorsed by industry.

Jaqueline Johnson North

Co-Founder for IAOCR and Global Clinical Site Assessment (GCSA)

It has been an absolute privilege to contribute to the frameworks that GCSA and IAOCR have developed for clinical trial sites and staff. Ensuring best in class global standards in terms of people and processes plays a big part in reducing risk in clinical research.

Throughout the whole process the regulators, industry and sites have worked hand in hand to determine a global competency framework to underpin IAOCR’s Internationally Qualified Professional accreditation for site staff. The independent Global Advisory Board has unanimously ratified the GCSA accreditation standard for clinical trial sites, ensuring a robust standard for sites that can be adapted to fit with any country across the globe. These new standards will aid efficiency of clinical trials and provide reassurance to patients and sponsors.

Suki Balendra

Life Sciences Lead | LCRN North West London Core Team | NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

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