ACRES Global Network of Sites
The ACRES Global Network will include thousands of affiliated sites of excellence, sites committed to adoption and application of standards and technologies that will facilitate their workflow optimize performance and enhance their sustainability and professionalism. This network of accredited sites, with professional clinical research teams and facilities all over the world, will be a valuable resource within a global system that recognizes and rewards their excellence and commitment.
A Global Clinical Research System
ACRES Global Technology Platform
No system can function effectively without its components being connected and inter-operable. Although technologies and standards needed to support such a system are readily available today, their adoption has been limited and their full-potential remains largely untapped.
The existence of a system that incorporates standards for connectivity and provides incentives for adoption of technology, including a network of sustainable, professional sites that can benefit from being part of that system, will drive widespread adoption and more effective utilization of technology with dramatic, positive impact for all stakeholders, including sponsors, sites, regulators, service providers, ethics committees and patient-subjects.
An Integrated Network System
The ACRES Technology Consortium
To jump-start the development and implementation of this shared global information platform, a committed group of technology providers and standards organizations have joined forces and resources to integrate their already proven technologies to create a universal “interface-engine” to support interconnectivity and inter-operability across the network while providing important tools to support and improve efficiency, safety, compliance and operational excellence at significantly lower cost and considerably more quickly than would otherwise be possible.
Key functionality includes an extensive database of sites and profiles of their capabilities; a platform for archiving and sharing critical credentials, training records and other documents needed for investigator and site-qualification and trial start-up; tools for implementation and support of quality risk management; performance dashboards; work-flow facilitation tools other cloud-based applications to promote efficiency and regulatory compliance, and others. By encompassing existing standards for data collection and interchange, and security, while making the system accessible and affordable for all stakeholders, this interface will drive more effective use of these technologies with enormous benefits. The interface will enable and support the collection of critical data at the point-of-origin in real-time; storage, interchange, aggregation across the enterprise; secure, shared and appropriately controlled access by key stakeholders; sophisticated analytics and support functions to improve safety, quality, performance and compliance oversight.