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 R1,250 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.


Website Membership R950 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.