Welcome to the PCMG (Pharmaceutical Contract Management Group), a dedicated and unique association of outsourcing professionals working in research and development functions within the pharmaceutical industry.
PCMG was established in 1994 and has more than 100 members in over 11 countries. The membership includes employees from more than 45 companies, including small to large pharmaceutical companies as well as medical device, biotechnology and virtual development companies.
The PCMG objectives are to:
Foster a consistent, professional approach to managing R&D outsourcing and thereby establish recognition of the role of outsourcing management in the pharmaceutical industry;
Generate standards for the management of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas to achieve this;
Develop the skills of Pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing and contracting professionals;
Forge links with professional groups within the pharmaceutical industry such as CROs, government bodies and health services in order to represent views of PCMG members; and
Hold conferences, workshops, and organize trainings to achieve the above.
Our members are professionals in the industry working within the outsourcing and contract management area. By joining the PCMG members can participate in discussions and debates on pertinent, outsourcing issues, they have a forum to define and share best practices which can and does make a real difference in their role.
PCMG conducts regular workshops which provide the opportunity for continuous development and learning, to identify key outsourcing topics and trends, and to network in an informal setting with colleagues from other companies.
For enquiries about membership, please visit the membership section.
To avoid breaching any competition legislation members are reminded not to engage in any discussion which could be considered potentially anti-competitive. These include (but are not limited to) information regarding pricing, market shares, terms of sales, investment plans, individual terms of business or any other action which may restrict competition. Members are also reminded to adhere to their company policies and should inform the organisers about any discussion which may breach their policies or the competition legislation.