Clinical Trials Day 2021

Celebrate Clinical Trials Day this year, on May 20, 2021, by raising clinical trial awareness and honoring clinical research professionals across the globe. 

"SOCRA is a charitable educational non-profit organization comprised of members who are shaping our profession and impacting clinical research with quality and excellence. You are the people who have dedicated your careers to improving public health for the world population, and you have been working in high gear during the physical and emotional toll of the COVID pandemic. As medical professionals, you have been treating patients, saving lives, making discoveries, carrying on research activities, and doing so under the most difficult circumstances."

Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP

President, Society of Clinical Research Associates 

 In 2005, International Clinical Trials Day was launched to commemorate the day when James Lind started the clinical trial on May 20, 1747. This clinical trial laid the foundation for modern clinical research.  In honor of this day, we are recognizing SOCRA Members’ contributions to public health, medical advancement and improved health outcomes. 

Join us

Nominate a SOCRA Member to be recognized for their outstanding work and contributions to clinical research! We will feature several submissions leading up Clinical Trials Day and chose several members to be featured in the next issue of the SOCRA Source, our quarterly journal!  Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. 

Submission Information 

Please include the following information in your email submission to

 • Nominator Information: Name, Title, Organization, LinkedIn profile 

 • Nominee Information: Name, Title, Organization, Email

 • Reason for Nomination: Please provide a short blurb (250 words or less) on why you have nominated this person to be featured in honor of Clinical Trials Day.

Help us spread the word

Get your friends and colleagues involved by downloading and sharing the flyer or social media post below.  You can also participate by sharing your nominations on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn! Just remember to tag us and use the hashtag #CTD2021!

Clinical Trials Day Flyer

Social Media Post

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