New York State



Right-sizing SOPs

Trevor Cole, Associate Director, WCG Avoca

 June 22, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST


Virtual Presentation

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Research sites too often acquire a package of SOPs from a vendor, a partner, or an industry peer. SOP checkbox checked, right? Not so fast. While having SOPs in place is typically good, are your SOPs tailored to your institution? Do they align with your processes, staff, and setting? Poorly fitting SOPs can lead to inefficiency, confusion, and worse non-compliance. Even well-designed SOPs need to be evaluated frequently. In this session we will discuss key methods in the process of identifying required procedures, developing those procedures, and implementing to support fitness for purpose. We will also identify key activities to facilitate development and maintenance of quality SOPs and controlled documents.



Trevor is currently an Associate Director at WCG Avoca. Trevor has a bachelor’s degree in health science, an MBA in healthcare management and project management, and is a registered nurse, certified research coordinator, and certified project management professional. Trevor's passion for site-focused improvements comes from his over 15 years of experience in the health sector and over a decade in clinical research in such roles such as a research coordinator in several disciplines, a pediatric oncology CRA, and leading development and expansion of a research quality assurance and regulatory affairs program at a large academic medical center. Trevor has firsthand experience developing and leading quality management system construct within a research organization and currently helps CROs, Sponsors, and Sites identify gaps and implement sustainable solutions to ultimately get high-quality treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.


The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for re-certification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program will provide 1 hour of continuing education hours.


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Chapter Chairpersons:

Kathi Durdon, CCRP
Phone: 315 464 9290

Kurits Ahart, CCRP
Phone: 607 201 3942

Kylie Sands, CCRP
315 261 6312