The eSource Readiness Assessment Tool (eSRA) contains questions based on regulations and regulatory agency guidelines for clinical research data sources and should be used to evaluate the suitability of an Investigator Site computerized system to provide data for clinical research.

Clinical research draws on a combination of data collected during a clinical trial and historical medical information relating to the research subject(s).  Many of the data points needed for clinical research are originating in Electronic Health Record Systems, making them “eSource” for clinical research.  Even if these data points are not used in their electronic state for clinical research, but are printed from the electronic health records and then re-entered into a Sponsor's system for a clinical trial, the source of the information (the healthcare system) must still be confirmed as compliant with standards set forth in clinical research regulations and applicable guidance documents.

An eClinical Forum team, comprised of CRAs and Data Managers from different clinical research sponsor organizations and CROs, has produced the "eSource-Readiness Assessment", otherwise known as "eSRA" for sites to perform a self-assessment of their computerized systems ability to be compliant with clinical research regulations. 

                      The eSRA Template Version 2020 can be downloaded as part of the eSRA Handbook below. 

Stay Current!!  As new regulations are released or updated, the eClinical Forum will evaluate if the eSRA questions should be updated. To be notified of future releases of the eSRA Template, please send an email to eSRA@eClinicalForum.org. Your email address will not be used for purposes other than to inform you of updates to eSRA. 

eSRA Resources


Published on Monday, July 13, 2020


eSRA Version 2020.2

The eClinical Forum is pleased to announce that their eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) Handbook has been translated to Japanese. While the eSRA questionnaire V2020 has not changed and is still required to be completed in English, the Japanese translation of the eSRA Handbook now also includes an official Japanese translation of the eSRA questions.

eSRA questionnaire is updated annually in the first quarter, based on updates to regulatory authority documents.

As always, if you have any questions pertaining to eSRA, please submit to eSRA@eclinicalforum.org

eClinical Forum は、このたび eSource-Readiness Assessment (eSRA) Handbookの日本語版を作成致しました。eSRA questionnaire V2020は変更されておらず、英語でご回答いただく必要がありますが、eSRA HandbookにはeSRA questionnaireの各設問の正式な日本語訳を載せています。

eSRAは、規制当 局による規制・ガイダンスの変更に対応するために毎年第一四半期に改訂されます。


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