ELLICOTT CITY, Md., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), the global trade organization fully dedicated to representing the interests of clinical research sites, today announced that Medidata Solutions, the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has joined SCRS' Circle of Sustainability Sponsorship program. The program is designed to facilitate critical dialogue between industry stakeholders and clinical research sites, furthering SCRS' mission of unifying the site community for greater sustainability.
"SCRS is proud to welcome Medidata as a Circle of Sustainability Sponsor," said Christine Pierre, SCRS President. "The forward momentum of the clinical research industry is contingent upon improved relationships between sites, industry stakeholders, and solution-providers such as Medidata. This high-level partnership is symbolic of Medidata's deep commitment to creating a more sustainable future for sites globally."
As part of this program, Medidata's president Glen de Vries will serve on the SCRS Global Impact Board, working with the organization's leadership council to determine strategic initiatives for the society. Additionally, Medidata will sponsor and moderate the "Site Tank" session at the 2015 Global Site Solutions Summit in Amelia Island, Florida on October 8-11. During the session, which will take place on October 11 at 10:05 am, representatives from research sites will share innovative ideas on how technology can be used to enhance clinical trial operations.
"Our partnership with SCRS reflects Medidata's dedication to ensuring research sites have the technology and resources they need to optimize productivity, gather high-quality data and create better patient experiences," said de Vries. "We're pleased to support SCRS and the important dialogue the society is facilitating to help the industry move clinical research forward."
SCRS is a global trade organization founded in 2012, which represents over 2,600 research sites, including 30,000 research professionals in 42 countries. SCRS' mission is to unify the voice of the global clinical research site community for greater site sustainability. SCRS has become an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Sites, as well as companies that sponsor or support the work conducted at clinical research sites, will benefit from membership and partnership. Visit MySCRS.org.
About Medidata Solutions
Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, transforming clinical development through its advanced applications and intelligent data analytics. The Medidata Clinical Cloud® brings new levels of productivity and quality to the clinical testing of promising medical treatments, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. We are committed to advancing the competitive and scientific goals of global customers, which include over 90% of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies; innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms; leading academic medical centers; and contract research organizations.
SOURCE Society for Clinical Research Sites