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Achieving Operational and Workforce Excellence for Clinical Trial Sites: A GCSA Accreditation Journey

The Global Clinical Site Assessment Standard

GCSA provides a system of assessment, gap analysis, process improvement and independent quality assurance certification across 7 key modules.

The best practice standard was developed with a Global Advisory Board of clinical research industry stakeholders.  Their shared ambition is to ensure process excellence that facilitates synergistic partnerships between sites and sponsors to ensure true patient centricity.




Provides reassurance of quality and competence

Improves capacity and efficiency

Reduces risk to patients, research and reputation

Drives excellence in non-clinical operations processes

Signifies commitment being a clinical trial partner of choice

Enables confident and effective delivery of current portfolio

Key Outcomes

Highlights high performing sites to sponsors, patients and wider stakeholders.

Opportunity to improve processes across study pathway.​

Identifies opportunities to increase administrative quality, capacity or revenue for your site.

Increases patient access to clinical trials.
Improved patient recruitment and retention.
An increase in exposure to potential sponsors and CROs around the world.
An independent assessment and report on the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of current processes.
Improved reputation with sponsors.

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A global quality standard for clinical trial sites developed with a Global Advisory Board of stakeholders from across the clinical research industry.

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