Site Selection & Start-Up Metrics Work Group

The MCC Site Selection and Study Start-Up work group members are working to define site selection and site study start-up process metrics. In 2018, MCC released the MCC Site Contracting Metric Toolkit v1.0 that includes detailed metric descriptions and Global Start-Up Comparison Models that group countries into five models according to the impact that local regulatory and ethical approval processes have on the site contracting process. This work group will build upon the foundation established in the site contracting toolkit and examine the overall process of site selection and start-up. Our goal is to collaboratively develop standardized metrics that can be used across industry to monitor, manage and improve the process.

Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month, 11am – 12pm ET – Registration links are available on the Upcoming Meetings Webpage in the MCC Members Portal.

Team is Exploring:

Site Selection & Start Up Work Group is exploring the following topics:

  • The process of site selection, site start-up and activation
  • Perspectives of member organizations on the important questions the metrics should answer (Key performance Questions)
  • Metrics for site selection, site start-up and activation
  • Metrics at site, country, study and portfolio levels
  • Metrics for timeliness and quality as well as for cycle timeThe site start-up metrics from the existing Clinical Trial Performance Metrics set v1.3 and feedback from the survey

Meeting Output:

Work Group Output to Date:

  • MCC Site Activation Milestone Metric Toolkit v1.0 published August 2021
  • MCC Site Contracting Metric Toolkit v1.1 – a set of 29 basic and advanced metrics, performance targets and Global Start-Up Comparison Models, includes “Next Generation” Metric Implementation Support Tools

MCC member organizations can download the MCC Site Contracting Metric Toolkit v1.1 by logging into the member portal and visiting the MCC metrics sets and tool page. Contact MCC Customer Service if you need assistance.

Work Group Planned Output:

    • High level process map
    • Key Performance Questions and associated metrics
    • Metric selection tools
    • Metric implementation guide

Looking for additional information?

Those interested in joining the work group should log into their member account and select Site Selection & Study Start-Up Work Group in their user profile. For additional information about joining the Site Selection & Study Start-Up Work Group, please contact Customer Service at

MCC Membership Information

This is a member-only group. For additional information about MCC membership options or to find out if your organization is a MCC member, please visit the MCC Membership webpage or contact MCC Director of Membership, Teresa Holland or call 317-622-0266.
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Download White Papers

MCC Site Activation Milestone Metrics
MCC Site Contracting Metrics
MCC Site Screening, Enrollment & Discontinuation Metrics

Additional Resources

MCC follows the metric development process. For more information about the process:

MCC’s Metric Development Framework: Defining Metrics That Answer Key Performance Questions View white paper, Listen to podcast

Unlock the Value of MCC Metric Sets: Use MCC Metric Selection Tools to Select the Right Metrics for Your Organization View white paper, Listen to podcast

Additional white papers available here.

Contact MCC Membership Director Teresa Holland to learn how your organization can access the entire library of metric toolkits in the MCC Knowledge Portal!

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Employees of MCC member organizations are invited to join the MCC Site Selection and Start-Up LinkedIn Community to get the latest news on work group activities, share relevant news and participate in online discussions.

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