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Site Qualification and Training (SQT)


Traditionally, clinical trial investigators and sites are required to complete – for each company, and often, per trial – questionnaires, forms and training courses to prepare for participation in trials. The goal of this initiative is to enhance and simplify the clinical trial Site Qualification and Training (SQT) process by creating common tools and resources that reduce time spent on non-study specific tasks and therefore allow for more focus on protocol-related work.

The SQT Initiative collaborates with TransCelerate Member Companies, investigator sites, CROs and regulatory agencies to achieve the goal of enhancing and simplifying clinical trial SQT processes and to reduce administrative burden on sites.

Target Outcomes:

  • Minimum criteria for mutual recognition of GCP training
  • Self-attestation process for external GCP training providers
  • Common forms to collect generic site information
  • Informational Programs for investigator site personnel


The benefits of the Site Qualification and Training Initiative are the realization of improved study start-up times through simplified and consistent approaches which will result in enhancement of efficiencies for sites.

With this, the collaboration with clinical trial sites will improve. Sites are expected to spend less time filling out duplicate forms and completing GCP training, as information will be collected in a consistent way.  Investigators and site personnel may be able to use their already achieved GCP training certificate (from Member Companies or external training providers meeting the established minimum criteria) across TransCelerate Member Companies.

Available Assets

For additional information on SQT’s resources, please click the Initiative Assets button below.

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