ELLICOTT CITY, Md., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), the global trade organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites, continues to ensure the site's voice is heard and positively influencing decisions of industry stakeholders announces the launch of Site Study Dashboard initiative. The following companies are participating: Allergan, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bio Optronics (Clinical Conductor CTMS), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Center Point Clinical Services, Clinical Ink, Covance, DrugDev, EMD Serono, Fisher Clinical Services, goBalto, Greenphire, HealthCarePoint, INC Research, inVentiv Health, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Merck, Merge, Nimblify, Novartis, Oracle, PAREXEL, PPD, PRA, Quintiles, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Vertex and multiple sites from around the globe. This initiative will be co-chaired by representatives from Allergan, Quintiles and Apostle Clinical Trials.
FDA inspections continue to highlight reoccurring issues with site performance and increased incidents in similar findings over the past 10 years; however, 76% of sites confirm in an SCRS survey they never receive feedback from sponsors or CROs on their study performance, except for recruitment metrics. In the same survey 79% of sites report a desire to receive a 'Site Study Dashboard' and 62% indicate receiving such feedback would definitely allow them to improve the quality from their site. Findings from an Allergan survey concluded Investigators who received a Site Study Dashboard from Allergan reported 85% the feedback was valuable, 71% found the metrics were helpful or extremely helpful and 100% indicated they use the data when received to course correct and build a stronger site foundation. Both bodies of knowledge indicate sites need and want concurrent feedback on their study performance and desire to change their behaving based on this feedback. SCRS is proud to initiate this critical project and to have the collaboration of so many organizations committed to SCRS' mission to ensure sites perform to the highest quality, which will lead to greater site sustainability.