TransCelerate’s growing portfolio of Initiatives focuses on the shared vision of accelerating and enhancing the research and development of innovative new therapies. Our Initiatives develop practical solutions to overcome inefficiencies in clinical research and are drawn from the combined expertise of our members and industry collaborators.

Clinical Content & Reuse

Clinical Content & Reuse (CC&R) Initiative, formerly known as Common Protocol Template (CPT), aims to enhance clinical trial processes by developing common content for reuse across clinical trial documents in the Clinical Template Suite (CTS).

Clinical Data Standards

The Clinical Data Standards Initiative, in collaboration with leading industry organizations, aims to develop industry-wide Data Standards in priority Therapeutic Areas (TAs) to support the exchange and submission of clinical research and meta-data, while improving patient safety and outcomes.

Clinical Data Transparency

The Clinical Data Transparency Initiative was formed with a mission of developing a model approach for redacting privacy information found in clinical study reports and a model approach for the anonymization of patient-level data shared with the broader healthcare community.

Clinical Research Access & Information Exchange

Clinical Research Access & Information Exchange seeks to provide a better window into information about clinical research and trial options and to contribute to a more rewarding clinical trial experience via better exchange of information with trial participants.

Clinical Research Awareness

Clinical Research Awareness seeks to educate the public about clinical research and encourage conversations about clinical trials between patients and their health care providers.

Clinical Trial Diversification

The Clinical Trial Diversification Initiative has achieved its goal of developing better practice materials for site and sponsors to improve engagement and recruitment of minority patient populations.

Common Serious Adverse Events (SAE) Fields

The Common Serious Adverse Events (SAE) Fields Initiative intends to conduct a feasibility assessment, develop best practices relating to identifying the most critical SAE fields, and work with an industry standard setting organization to promulgate standards in this area, all with the intent of increasing the quality of what is reported and creating efficiencies for sites, CROs and regulators.

Comparator Network

TransCelerate’s Comparator Network establishes a reliable, rapid sourcing of quality products for use in clinical trials for participating Member Companies to avoid counterfeiting and avoid delays in study start-up.

Data Monitoring Committee

This initiative aims to facilitate development of a means of expanding clinical trial sponsors’ access to a broader pool of candidates when convening DMCs, and to provide an approach for newly identified individuals to gain experience through mentoring relationships.

Digital Data Flow

This initiative aims to move the drug development process from a current state of manual, study start-up asset creation (i.e. Case Report Forms, Procedure Manuals, Statistical Analysis Plans, and Schedule of Activities) to a future state of fully-automated, dynamic, study start-up readiness via an open-sourced, vendor-agnostic technical solution that will reduce cycle times and improve data quality for sponsors, third-party providers, sites and regulators.


The eConsent Initiative will create a common approach for the electronic consenting of patients using an array of digital elements and process efficiencies to increase insight into patients’ understanding, increase regulatory compliance, and reduce quality risks.


The TransCelerate eLabels initiative will help the industry progress on the journey to digitally supported, patient-centric clinical supply chains.


The eSource Initiative seeks to assist TransCelerate Member Companies, and ultimately other trial sponsors in overcoming real and perceived challenges to influence more efficient data gathering practices to benefit patients, sites and sponsors.

Historical Trial Data Sharing (Controls)

The Historical Trial Data Sharing (HTD) Initiative was established to enable the sharing of de-identified data to maximize the value of clinical data collected historically in the control arms of clinical trials.

Interpretation of Guidances & Regulations

The Interpretation of Guidances & Regulations Initiative will share expertise to more efficiently and effectively meet the intent of ambiguous regulatory requirements and guidances in both the pharmacovigilance and clinical areas.

Investigator Registry

The Investigator Registry Initiative enhances TransCelerate’s Shared Investigator Platform, and accelerates identification and recruitment of qualified investigators, which will avoid duplication of standard site qualification and the creation of investigator documentation, and thereby reducing cost and trial length.

Modernization of Statistical Analytics

The Modernization of Statistical Analytics Initiative aims to analyze methods for considering and validating novel statistical computing platforms to propose to Health Authorities and better enable them to support these platforms.

Modernizing Clinical Trial Conduct (MCTC)

The Modernizing Clinical Trial Conduct (MCTC) Initiative will use data and experience to develop practical guidance and solutions to enable the successes of continuity solutions implemented during COVID-19 while collaboratively engaging with major stakeholders including regulators, patients, sites, and industry groups.

Patient Experience

The Patient Experience (PE) Initiative seeks to facilitate and accelerate the industry’s progression towards a future where the patient experience is enhanced in clinical trials and patient burden is reduced.

Patient Technology

The Patient Technology (PT) Initiative seeks to facilitate and accelerate the industry’s progression towards a future where patients have access to innovative technologies that enhance the patient experience and reduce patient burden in clinical trials.

Pediatric Trial Efficiencies

The Pediatric Efficiencies Initiative thoroughly assessed potential solutions that would lead to faster access to new drugs for pediatric patients. Rather than continue as a standalone initiative, we will transition the focal points of pediatric populations across the broader TransCelerate portfolio, where appropriate.


Protocol Deviations

The Protocol Deviations Initiative has developed a toolkit to reduce confusion in definition and a holistic approach to the management of protocol deviations.  These improvements should ultimately lead to improved patient safety, reliability of study data, human subject’s protections and data quality.

Quality Management Systems

Through partnerships with Health Authorities and other industry stakeholders, the Quality Management System (QMS) Initiative aims to explore ways to improve quality across the industry.

Risk Based Monitoring

TransCelerate’s Risk Based Monitoring Initiative seeks to develop a model approach for risk-based monitoring of clinical trials, with the goal to both enhance patient safety and ensure the quality of clinical data.

Shared Investigator Platform

The Shared Investigator Platform (SIP) will facilitate interaction between investigators and multiple clinical trial sponsors, enabling study planning, study start-up and study conduct activities while reducing the administrative burden on site staff.

Site Qualification and Training (SQT)

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