About Easy-GCS

The Easy-GCS Tool

The Easy-GCS is an online tool that provides researchers with easy accessible and relevant information - needed for study planning and conduct. The tool is set-up like a grid, divided into six study phases and eleven study subjects. Each grid-cell provides information to a specific phase and subject of interest. In each cell, listed Keywords provide links to relevant Topics. By choosing a Topic of interest, allows the user to access Topic relevant information. Information is provided by answering three main questions: “What is it? / Why is it important?” “What do I need to do?” and “Where can I get help?”

Target Audience

All professionals involved in clinical studies as sponsor-investigators, site-investigators, research coordinators, monitors, auditors, data managers, biostatisticians and students seeking further education in their scientific career.

Project Funding

This project is an initiative of the Project Management Platform of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO). Financed by public funds SERI (State Secretary for Education, Research and Inovation) and the SCTO CTU Network.


The Project Management Platform of the SCTO is a group of clinical research experts from the following Swiss institutions. All other SCTO Platforms contributed actively with content review. Various other experts from the CTU Network have contributed to the professional success of this guide.


Project Management Platform of the SCTO / Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation