We are excited to announce that SGS clinical research solutions in Mechelen and the Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) in Edegem, near Antwerp, have been awarded ISO/IEC 27001 certification, highlighting the robustness of our Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Since 2019, we have been working hard to develop an ISO/IEC 27001-compliant ISMS so clients can have peace of mind that their data is handled safely and with the utmost care. Our multidisciplinary team has created a system that meets the international gold standard for information security.
Over the past three years the team has developed and implemented information security measures such as:
- Effective change, asset, risk and incident management procedures
- Documented business continuity and disaster recovery tests
- And many others
The goal was to look at all aspects of data and information security to meet the certification standards and make sure we are delivering the highest value to our clients. The certification audit was seamless; in fact, not only were there no comments or cases of non-conformity but there were even areas where we actually surpassed the ISO/IEC 27001 requirements.
Thomas Schepkens, SGS Information Security Officer for clinical research services, comments: "We're happy to have reached this important milestone and this certification is only the beginning of the story. An annual audit means we'll be continuously developing new initiatives to grow in line with the industry standard."
This certification has been awarded alongside SGS being recognized for the sixth consecutive year at the CRO Leadership Awards, demonstrating that we are always aiming higher. We were awarded for our industry-leading work, receiving five 2022 CRO Leadership Awards in the categories of Capabilities, Compatibility, Expertise, Quality and Reliability.
For more information on our clinical research solutions and ISMS, please contact:
Health Science - Head of Business Development and Support
t: +32 (0)15 29 93 34
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