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Avoca Quality Consortium

A pre-competitive collaborative founded in 2011 by Avoca ​with the shared objective of ​elevating clinical trial quality and ​bringing key stakeholders in ​the clinical trial process ​into greater alignment.

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Thought leadership in compliance and quality
  • Individuals that author Avoca’s leading practices also support clients through consulting and training services
  • Avoca’s research capability is foundational to the company’s consulting offering and its Consortium constructs

Practical Work Product

  • Comprehensive set of proprietary leading practices and tools for quality and risk management
  • History of developing and productizing new solutions for entrenched industry issues

Consortium Construct

  • Powerful engagement model that enables cross-industry collaboration among pharma, biotech, site, CRO, and clinical service provider companies
  • Line of sight to how companies across the clinical trial ecosystem are addressing challenges and issues
  • Real-time insights into industry needs

Why More Than 200 Companies Are Part of the AQC

The Avoca Quality Consortium consists of over 200 member companies, with more than 40,000 member representatives.

Avoca Research

Quantitative and qualitative data from across the industry on key topic areas

Leading Practices

Access to 1,500+ guidelines, tools, approaches, standards, templates, and metrics focused on proactive quality and risk management


Leadership advisory boards, annual global Summit, working sessions, regional networking events, educational webinars, and online community

Benefits of Membership

Drive efficiency.
Save time.
Stay in compliance.
Stay current.
Gain knowledge.
Close learning gaps.
Increase visibility.
Showcase your commitment and approach to driving quality in your organization.

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The AQC Knowledge Center

  • AQC Industry Standards and Tools for Qualification of Clinical Service Providers
  • AQC Member Case Studies
  • AQC Research Reports and Data
  • Archive of Recorded Webinars
  • ICH E6 (R2) Compliance Landscape Map with Links to Risk Management Tools
  • Inspection Readiness Knowledgebase from Perspective of Agencies and from Member Company Inspection Experiences
  • Oversight Capability Maturity Model® (OCMM®)
  • Patient Engagement Tools and Playbook
  • Protocol Development Leading Practices and Quality Check List
  • QbD Principles and Tools
  • Quality Agreement Template
  • Quality Metrics and Taxonomy
  • Quality Oversight Leading Practices for Governance, Technical Oversight, Process Oversight, Communication and Issue Management, Oversight Leadership, Roles and Responsibilities, Metrics and Analytics, and Proactive Risk and Opportunity Management

View the current full catalog of tools ›

Join the AQC

Joining the AQC is easy!

Step 1 – Inquire about membership benefits for your organization.

Step 2 – Execute a simple membership contract.

Step 3 – Get to know the AQC Knowledge Center, webinars, member meetings, online community, leadership advisory boards, and more!

When your company membership is complete, you and your colleagues will have immediate access to the AQC Knowledge Center and online community.

Complete the form to request information on membership benefits for your company or to schedule a demo:

AQC Members


Avoca, a WCG company, is dedicated to improving the clinical trial execution process with industry-leading approaches and technology. WCG’s suite of Benchmarking, Analytics, and Consulting solutions help elevate clinical trial quality, compliance, and efficiency with industry expertise and data intelligence to guide better decisions.
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