Why become a Sponsor

Why become a Sponsor

The MRCT Center Is a Partnership for Leaders

Since 2009, stakeholders within the clinical research industry have expressed public commitment to sharing information and building new standards for an entire industry – and to do so not only within industry, but in collaboration with academia, non-industry research sponsors, and professional and lay communities around the world. The MRCT Center provides a unique and trusting community to improve the integrity, safety, and rigor of global clinical trials. Join us in these efforts.

Benefits of Executive Committee Sponsorship:

  • Represent institution on the Executive Committee, with one or more members as needed. This includes:
    • Two in-person Executive Committee meetings/year, one held coincident with the Steering Committee
    • Five virtual Executive Committee meetings, two held coincident with the Steering Committee
  • Participate in identification, review, and prioritization of potential MRCT Center projects
    • Identify and propose initiatives for the global research enterprise to MRCT Center leadership
    • Participate in discussion of emerging issues from all sponsors to help develop appropriate focus and scope for potential projects, to prioritize projects, and to provide feedback on projects in flight
    • Identify and propose initiatives for the global research enterprise to MRCT Center leadership
    • Contribute to policy discussions of emerging challenges in global clinical research
    • Review drafts of proposed policy submissions (e.g., Comments to respond to draft guidances from global regulatory agencies, RFIs, white papers, etc.), as timing allows

Benefits of Steering Committee sponsorship:

  • Represent institution on the Steering Committee, with one or more members as needed. This includes:
    • One in-person Steering Committee meeting/year, held coincident with the Executive Committee
    • Three virtual Steering Committee meetings, held coincident with the Executive Committee
  • Participate in review and prioritization of potential MRCT Center projects 

Benefits of both Executive and Steering Committee membership:

  • Engage with other similar institutions, organizations, stakeholders, and regulators to address the common challenges and opportunities associated with globalization of clinical research
  • Ensure guaranteed representation on work streams, if desired
  • Gain insight from best practice discussions through workgroup participation
  • Participate in timely updates and discussions of global in-country regulatory engagement (e.g. India, China, Mexico)
  • Exclusive access and rights to all MRCT Center-developed tools, templates, and resources through the sponsor Portal on our site
  • Guaranteed access to MRCT Center in-person Annual Meeting (will be virtual in 2021)
  • Recognized institutional support and participation in MRCT Center work
  • Recognize your institution as a leader in its commitment to the ethical design and conduct of clinical trials.

Responsibilities of Executive and Steering Committee Sponsorship

  • Serve as ambassador for and advisor to MRCT Center initiatives;
  • Participate in periodic Executive Committee and Steering committee meetings
  • Actively engage in identification of current challenges in global clinical research
  • Actively participate in workgroups of multi-stakeholder teams
  • Contribute to the dissemination and implementation of MRCT Center work products, as appropriate, through:
    • Review and comment on draft documents when circulated
    • Utilization of pilot solutions developed in order to provide feedback of real-world use
    • Identify possible outlets for dissemination and propose potential communication vehicles
    • Adoption of solutions, as concordant with the goals of your organization
    • Disseminate activities through your social channels to promote visibility
  • Identify institutional one (SC) or more than one (EC) point of contact for MRCT Center leadership;
  • Contribute sponsorship annually to support activities and projects.

What MRCT Center sponsors say:

“The MRCT Center provides a rare and privileged environment to talk about practical issues in the conduct and review of trials. Participants represent all groups involved in trials, from sponsors to participants, and the environment allows candid discussion of issues that might otherwise be self-censored because of commercial or “political” concerns. Meetings and working groups are also focused on producing practical recommendations that will have short-term impact on the clinical trials enterprise. And the knowledge and stature of the people “around the table” ensures that the meetings are always fascinating.” (MRCT Center sponsor)

“The MRCT Center serves the global clinical trial ecosystem, skillfully and passionately, and in such a masterful way that all involved stakeholders in that ecosystem are truly benefitted. The incredibly talented leadership and staff cover more complex and nuanced, novel and jagged, policy terrain than any of us could fathom tackling alone or even collectively without their leadership.  Much thanks and appreciation for the past five years of working together.”  (MRCT Center sponsor)

Current Sponsors

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We hope you consider being part of this exciting endeavor to shape the future of clinical trials.
If you have made the decision to join, or would like to set up a meeting to learn more: