The ESOURCE READINESS ASSESSMENT TOOL (eSRA)

The tool 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 trials.

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 directly from the site's healthcare system, but are 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 and representatives from sites, has produced the "eSource-Readiness Assessment", otherwise known as "eSRA" for sites to perform a self-assessment of their computerized system's ability to be compliant with clinical research regulations.

The eSRA Questionnaire Version 2021 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 Questionnaire, 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.

Do we keep a list of sites that have completed eSRAs?

We have frequently been asked if we can provide a list of which sites have already completed an eSRA. Due to privacy laws in different countries, eClinical Forum does not keep such a list. We supply the eSRA questionnaire, free of charge, to anyone who wants to use it. We encourage sponsors to keep a list for themselves of which sites they have received a completed eSRA from. We encourage sites to store their completed eSRA in a central location (such as their IT department) so that other groups within the same organization / using the same electronic healthcare system, can use the completed eSRA as a basis to complete their own eSRA.

eSRA Resources

eCF Free Public Webinar: Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials, and associated Investigator Site eSource-Readiness Assessment

eCF Free Public Webinar: Requirements for Electronic Data for Regulated Clinical Trials, and associated Investigator Site eSource-Readiness Assessment

The eClinical Forum is pleased to offer a free public webinar – the same as was presented to the FDA CDER Health IT Board on 6-April-2021 – to provide information on our 2 free tools: The “eCF Requirements” (Requirements for electronic data for regulated clinical trials) and eSRA (Site eSource-Readiness Assessment).

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Implementing eSRA: Sponsor Perspective

Implementing eSRA: Sponsor Perspective

How to assess site's systems for appropriateness of collecting data for regulated clinical research. (Version 2021)

15 March 2021 0
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What is the difference between the eSRA 2020 and eSRA 2021?

What is the difference between the eSRA 2020 and eSRA 2021?

15 March 2021 0
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Webinar on “Sponsor responsibility to Assess Investigator Site Systems that may originate source for clinical trials & the free eSRA tool”

Webinar on “Sponsor responsibility to Assess Investigator Site Systems that may originate source for clinical trials & the free eSRA tool”

Recording and slides available

25 February 2020 0
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Free Public Webinar: Sponsor responsibility to Assess Investigator Site Systems that may originate source for clinical trials & the free eSRA tool

Free Public Webinar: Sponsor responsibility to Assess Investigator Site Systems that may originate source for clinical trials & the free eSRA tool

Presenter:  Kelley Olree, Study Manager – Pfizer, and eClinical Forum eSRA Team

This webinar will discuss:

  • What the Sponsor’s responsibility is regarding using data that has originated in an Investigator Site system (Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) according to different health authorities
  • Benefits of all sites and all sponsors and all CROs using a common assessment tool
  • The eClinical Forum, a non-profit, non-commercial discussion/action group comprised of members of the Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Services industry, along with sites and academia, have developed a regulatory-based assessment tool for clinical research sites to determine if their computer system (EHR, EMR, etc) is appropriate to hold regulated clinical trial data. It has been available for free for over 4 years and is currently being used around the globe by many sponsors and thousands of sites.
  • The eClinical Forum’s free “eSource-Readiness Assessment” (eSRA) that assists the sponsor/site in determining if the site system is appropriate for sourcing clinical research records
  • How a Sponsor/CRO can incorporate eSRA into their processes
2/25/2020 - 2/26/2020 0
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Example of a completed eSRA V2019

Example of a completed eSRA V2019

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eSRA Use is Growing!

eSRA Use is Growing!

Feb 2018 Statistics on use of eSRA around the globe

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