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Founded in 1999, The Avoca Group provides a combination of consulting services, technology, and tools grounded in the knowledge, experience, and collaboration of more than 90+ Member companies in the Avoca Quality Consortium® (AQC). The Avoca Group’s tools include the Diligent® Qualification Platform for vendor qualification and oversight and the eLuminate™ Online Learning Platform to provide consolidated, consistent, and self-paced learning opportunities.

The Avoca Group is dedicated to transforming clinical trial execution by driving efficiency, increasing quality, and mitigating risk. By providing the Life Sciences industry with innovative solutions and services to improve quality and compliance within Clinical Research, we help organizations improve patient safety, ensure data integrity, and increase successful submissions.

Transforming Clinical Trial Execution by Driving Efficiency, Increasing Quality, and Mitigating Risk.

Through membership in the Avoca Quality Consortium®, a member-based pre-competitive collaborative comprised of clinical operations, quality, and outsourcing professionals from pharma, biotech, CROs, and clinical service providers, companies gain access to an exclusive community that allows for greater cooperation, communication, and ultimately, collaboration – in the interest of improving the quality of clinical trials and getting medicines to patients faster.

Innovative Solutions to Improve Quality and Compliance in Clinical Research.


Who We Serve

  • Sponsors, CROs, and Clinical Service Providers


In the following roles:

  • Clinical Operations/Clinical Development
  • Clinical Quality Management/Clinical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Outsourcing/Procurement
  • Vendor Management/Alliance Management
  • Company Executives
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Patient Engagement
  • Site Level Managers
  • Site Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Heads of Business Development and Marketing


The Challenges We Help Solve

  • Operational efficiency
  • Risk
  • Quality Management
  • Vendor Management & Oversight
  • Decreased costs for drug development
  • Changing regulations


Companies also benefit from Avoca’s consulting and research capabilities in the areas of relationship management, research, training, and identifying, and developing solutions to challenges found in managing quality outsourced clinical trials.


Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The Avoca Group is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S., and is proud to add diversity to supply chains.


Contact us to learn more.

Some of our clients include:


  • Abide Therapeutics
  • Actelion
  • Alexion
  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • BioMarin
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Bracket
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cadence
  • Celtic Pharma
  • Centocor
  • Cerexa
  • Cordis
  • CR Bard
  • Cubist
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethicon
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Genentech
  • Grünenthal
  • Inovio
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • J&J Pharmaceutical Research Development
  • MedImmune
  • Millennium
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Ortho Clinical
  • Pfizer
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Regeneron
  • Roche
  • Sarepta
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Terumo
  • The Medicines Company
  • Vertex

Service Providers:

  • Acurian
  • Aptiv Solutions
  • Beardsworth
  • Bioclinica
  • CenterPoint
  • CFS Clinical
  • Chiltern
  • Covance
  • CRF Health
  • DrugDev
  • ERT
  • ExecuPharm
  • Greenphire
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • Idis
  • INC Research
  • Indegene
  • inVentiv Health Clinical
  • LabCorp
  • Longboat Clinical
  • Marken
  • MedAvante
  • Medical Research Consultants
  • Medidata
  • Medpace
  • PPD
  • PRA International
  • Quest Diagnostics Clinical Trials
  • Quintiles
  • ResearchPoint
  • Sarah Cannon Development Solutions
  • Schulman Associates IRB
  • Synarc
  • Synexus
  • Theorem
  • TKL Research
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials