SACRA is a non-profit organisation representing the clinical research industry in South Africa


What do we do?

  • We provide a forum for information-sharing, networking and the exchange of ideas;

  • We are an invaluable resource for information on industry-specific news, advances, issues, trends and regulations;

  • We arrange informative quarterly meetings in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and bi-annual meetings in Bloemfontein,  with speakers from relevant industry sectors;

  • We consider and act upon such matters as may be of concern to the members.


What are our objectives

  • To stimulate and promote discussion and interaction between the members of the association in order to promote greater professionalism in the field of pharmaceutical, clinical, bio-ethical and other related research in South Africa;

  • To establish and maintain contact between clinical research and other related research personnel employed in the pharmaceutical industry;

  • To consider and act upon such professional matters as may be of concern to members of the association;

  • To arrange informative meetings with speakers who are leaders in their field in order to promote the development of expertise in clinical research;

  • To take such action as may be deemed necessary in matters affecting the legitimate interests of its members;

  • To inform all members about new developments in industry.

Membership Benefits

Full-time R850 per year.

Members gain access to the following information:

  • Access to the members section of the website

  • 4 Paid breakfast meetings at which talks on new industry developments as well as other exciting topics are given. It is also a great networking forum for the industry

  • We send our regular monthly newsletters which includes more information on our workshops, new industry and policy developments and specifically MCC notifications.


Part-time R700 per year.

Members gain access to the same information as full time members, however they will be required to pay for each breakfast meeting they wish to attend:

  • Access to the members section of the website

  • R200 fee should you wish to attend one of our regional breakfast meetings.


Are you involved in Clinical Research?

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Biotech

  • Academia

  • CRO

  • SMO

  • Trial Site

  • Consultant


Register today!

For further information click here to send us an email. Or vist our Members page for more information on what the SACRA member benefits are.

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