GCSA (Global Clinical Site Accreditation) is a global best practice standard set by the clinical research industry to enable best in class clinical research sites. It focuses on increasing speed, quality and capacity of clinical trials to provide better patient experience and provides a community of fully supported and accredited sites that are trusted by clinical research Sponsors and CROs (contract research organisations).
GCSA kite marks provide clear symbols of excellence, assessed across the 8 high impact areas of patient engagement, clinical trial feasibility, study start-up, study initiation, study management and operations, study close down, workforce quality and R&D commercial strategy. Clinical research sites are fully supported through modular assessment, process improvement and verification of best practice standards which recognise their unique ways of working. In turn Sponsors and CROs are able to easily find a clinical research site that works to consistently high standards.
GCSA sets the global standard for clinical research. Informed by 10 years of workforce accreditation, international consulting and business process improvement in clinical research and healthcare and working with our Global Advisory Board (GAB), national health bodies and existing hospital accreditation systems.