The eClinical Forum offers 2 system assessment forms for investigator sites, sponsors, CROs, and regulators to use free of charge, to evaluate the suitability of an investigator site system to provide data/records for clinical trials. They are:

  • e-Source-Readiness Assessment (eSRA)
  • e-Investigator Site File System Assessment (ISF Assessment)

The 2 system assessment forms contain questions based on regulations and guidelines from global regulatory agencies for clinical research.  Since 2016, eSRA has been globally in use and regulators have accepted its inclusion in study materials. In 2024, the The ISF Assessment, based on eSRA, was released on the request of our eSRA users.  The eCF intends to publish an update to these materials annually, in Q1, to keep current with regulations and guidelines.

  • Each assessment form is packaged in a handbook providing guidance to sites on how to complete the form. The form should not be separated from the handbook, except after completion. 
  • The document “Implementing eSRA – Sponsor Assessment”, while written for eSRA, applies equally to implementing the ISF Assessment.
  • A joint document, “Regulatory documents used as a basis for the eClinical Forum eSRA and ISF Assessments” shows the correlation between these 2 assessment tools and the underlying regulatory documents.

Notice to those intending to include eCF Site System Assessment Forms in their own materials/applications: the forms are copyrighted by the eClinical Forum in 2024The eClinical Forum keeps all rights of this material. Please see the License for Fair Use in the Handbooks and “Implementing eSRA” Guide. We welcome our assessment forms to be used in other formats, however, it is required that all question text be used exactly, that all questions are included, that your use is updated when the eCF forms are updated (annually, Q1), and that eClinical Forum is notified in writing and credited. By using these materials, you acknowledge the terms and conditions for use.  The eClinical Forum is only responsible for materials as distributed via the eClinical Forum website. If using the eCF form, downloaded from this website in its original format, there is no need to notify eCF.


Stay Current!!

As new regulations are released or updated, the eClinical Forum will evaluate if the site system assessment form questions should be updated. To be notified of future releases of eSRA and ISF Assessment and/or to provide feedback to the team, please send an email to or  Your email address will not be used for purposes other than to inform you of updates to eSRA and ISF Assessment.

Do we keep a list of sites that have completed eCF Site Assessments?

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 site system assessment questionnaires (eSRA and ISF Assessment), 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 assessment from. We encourage sites to store their completed eSRA or ISF Assessment in a central location (such as their IT department) so that other groups within the same organization / using the same computerised system, can use the previously completed assessment as a starting point.

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Japanese translation of eSRA V2023

Published on 17 September 2023

Japanese translation of eSRA V2023

eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire: Japanese Version 2023.2JP1.  Released on 18-Sep-2023. 

NOTE: A newer version of eSRA was released on 31-Jan-24, and the eSRA Team is working on a Japanese translation to that. We anticipate it to be ready by the end of Q1 2024.

This is the Japanese translation of eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire.  

The translation is provided as a reference to assist sites and sponsors/CROs to use the eSRA. Sites are expected to complete the original, English edition of the eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire.

TO DOWNLOAD THE HANDBOOK, CLICK ON THE TITLE IN "DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD" BELOW.  Instructions for completing an eSRA are in section 3, and eSRA is in section 5.


eSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaireの日本語版2023.2JP1が2023年9月18日にリリースされました。

本書はeSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaire 2023年版の日本語訳です。

この翻訳は、治験実施施設、治験依頼者/CROがeSRAを利用する際に参考として提供されるものであり、治験実施施設はオリジナルの英語版のeSRA (eSource Readiness Assessment) Handbook and Assessment Questionnaireに記入することが期待されています。

本書をダウンロードするには、下記 "Documents to download"欄の本書タイトル名をクリックしてください。eSRA記入方法については本書第3章を、eSRA質問票については本書第5章をご覧ください。


Disclaimer: The information presented in these works draws upon the combined understanding and knowledge of the eClinical Forum and is provided as an aid to understanding the environment for electronic clinical research. The opinions of the author(s) and the eClinical Forum do not necessarily reflect the position of individual companies. The content is unconfirmed and users should assess the content and opinions in the light of their own knowledge, needs and experience as well as interpretation of relevant guidance and regulations.

The eClinical Forum shall not be liable for any damages incurred due to this translation or actions taken based on the information in this document.

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When you have completed your eSRA ... Please Help! Be a part of the solution -- An easy way for you to participate in the improvement of our e-clinical environment!  We welcome your feedback on the assessment tool. We would also like to use your completed assessment, in an anonymized way, as part of a summary of the ability and needs of site's computerized systems. We are compiling statistics regarding site abilities, to provide information to software vendors and others, regarding areas for improvement. It is our goal that all healthcare systems will become compliant with clinical research regulations and guidances. Please help us -- send your completed assessment to   You are welcome to strip off your organization identifying information before sending, however, this is not necessary as we promise to not use this portion of the assessment for our summary purposes. Feedback is always welcome (both positive and critical) -- please send to 

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