Blockchain for Clinical Trials Program

The Blockchain for Clinical Trials Initiative

The mission of the IEEE-Standards Association Supply Chain/Clinical Trials Technology Implementation Industry Connections Program is: to evaluate, educate and embrace viable applications of blockchain technology within the pharmaceutical framework that will lead to enhanced patient care, optimization of the drug development lifecycle, advance innovation in medicine.

Current viable use cases being evaluated

  • A patient-data driven blockchain empowering patients to “manage” their health record
  • Closing the disconnect between medical and clinical
  • Validating patient data and patient identity
  • Improving the quality of clinical research
  • Optimizing the patient recruitment/engagement/informed consent process

Join one of the current workstreams

The Process

Through our in-person forums and education webinars, we bring progressive minds representing the key stakeholders in the process – industry (pharma & health), policy makers, technologists, advocacy groups – to develop consensus on frameworks for technical standards and policy recommendation guidelines that alleviate barriers to adoption of the technology.

Workstreams are open and inclusive and do not require a financial commitment to participate. If you are interested in leading or participating in one of these workstreams, please click the button below. If you have a great idea on a workstream, write to Maria Palombini, to set up a time to discuss your idea.


The Blockchain for Clinical Trials program will focus on the topics related to:

Checkmark The clinical trials process

Checkmark Patient recruitment

Checkmark Data quality

Checkmark Clinical IoT Data Validation, Sharing and Security

Checkmark Smart contracts

Checkmark Public vs private applications

Checkmark Data provenance for recruitment and trial data progress





Who Should Join?

Participants of this program will have an understanding blockchain with an eagerness to learn how it can be applied to their clinical trials program.

Industries Include:

Clinical Research Organization (CRO)
Hospital / Health Facility engaged in sponsoring / managing a clinical trial

Other Stakeholders:

Law Firms
Consultants (non-clinical)
Patient Advocacy Groups
Government (Regulatory)
Technology Provider


Latest Events

Blockchain For Clinical Trials Forum – Europe
13-15 November 2018 – Glasgow, Scotland


Previous Events

Wearables & Medical Interoperability Workshop (WAMI)
25 April 2018 – Washington DC Area

Blockchain for Clinical Trails Forum
12 February 2018 – Orlando, FL

The Game Changer in the Optimization and Efficacy of Clinical Trials Webinar
11 October 2017 – Live Webcast – View On Demand Recording (YouTube)


If you have a participation ideas or have questions about the program, please contact:

Communities and Opportunities Development Director
m: +1.732.221.2304