The Clinical Research Interoperability Standards Initiative (CRISI) is developing a comprehensive library of standard APIs to support the following objectives:
·         Eliminate the time and cost wasted on custom API integrations, especially when starting a new study.

·         Enable clinical research software applications to exchange data and documents quickly, securely, reliably and easily.

·         Eliminate redundant and error-prone data entry and document uploads by site personnel, thereby saving approximately 20% of a typical study coordinator's time.

·         Where feasible, allow clinical research sites to use a single front-end application for all studies, which would communicate with the sponsor/CRO's back-end applications.

2024 Objectives:
- Submit Implementation Guide for pilot APIs to CDISC for review and approval.
- Secure buy-in from major sponsors, CROs and study sites.
- Develop resources and processes for creating the next batch of APIs

To join CRISI's current members or for more information, please contact Norman M. Goldfarb, CRISI executive director, at

To view Laura Hilty's talk on interoperability, "Unblock the Innovation Bottleneck," click here.
To view Stephanie Adamkiewicz's blog article on API standardization, "The Root Cause of All Problems in Life Sciences," click here.