Industry Collaborations

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Industry Collaborations

Veeva works actively to support industry collaborations in life sciences to advance standards that make it easier for companies to work with their customers and bring new products to market faster. We invest resources and participate on a variety of development committees and industry associations groups including:


Align Biopharma is a life sciences industry standards group founded by Veeva Systems and technology leaders from the world’s largest global pharmaceutical companies. Its mission is to create open technology standards that make it easier for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to work with life sciences companies. By coming together to establish and adopt common standards, the industry can improve digital access and create a better online experience for its shared customers.

Align Biopharma leadership sets the group’s priorities, dedicates expert resources to standards initiatives, and contributes to the review and authoring of standards. Veeva has dedicated resources to the ongoing operations of Align Biopharma and to establish the highest quality technology standards. The group has posted its first standard for Align Biopharma Identity Management Standard. The draft of its second standard for consent and communication preferences is scheduled to be available for review and input in late 2018.

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Align Clinical CRO is an industry standards group founded by Veeva Systems and technology leaders from the world’s largest CROs. The group is dedicated to creating open technology standards that improve trial execution and collaboration with life sciences companies, making it easier for sponsors and CROs to work together during clinical trials.

The group’s first standard will be an Operational Data Exchange standard to facilitate seamless information sharing between sponsors and CROs. Align Clinical CRO is expected to post its Operational Data Exchange standard for public review and input in 2018.

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