Clinical research advances our scientific understanding of diseases and works to find cures for the most elusive of indications. Over the last several years, a trusted group of thought-leaders throughout research and advocacy have identified foundational topics clinical research sites can employ to raise the standards of practice. By becoming certified through this program, Sponsors of clinical research trials are able to immediately identify research sites adhering to these standards and best practices set forth in the certification manual.

These modules are intended to be an educational tool for researchers to adapt best practices in the areas of language, advocacy, community integration, suicide prevention, stigma reduction, and empathy training.

This certification is intended to be a living document. As The STARR Coalition recognizes new areas to be addressed, we will distribute materials accordingly. In addition, we welcome any input and suggestions on ways to help improve the clinical research process.


Coming soon.

Site Certification Pre-Assessment

The STARR Site Certification was created to promote empathy and communication between research site staff and patients, caregivers, and advocacy groups, as well as providing ongoing support for best practices around areas identified by the stakeholders of The STARR Coalition.

The first step in the Site Certification is the Pre-Assessment.
Click here to access the pre-assessment

STARR Site Certification Access

The STARR Site Certification Modules are password protected pages. Click the button below to access the pages, then use the password provided to you by the STARR Admin.


The STARR Coalition is a resource for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance in any way, please reach out to us.

Luke Kramer, Executive Director
The STARR Coalition