Clinical Development Services Agency

Who we are?

The Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA) functions as an academic research unit established to facilitate the development of new drugs, treatment regimes, and affordable healthcare products. It aims to develop an ecosystem that supports the design, planning, and delivery of large-scale multi-centre clinical trials/cohort studies across a varied portfolio of clinical specialties. The unit works with public sector institutions and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to translate innovative technologies and new drugs into medical products.

CDSA was launched on 28 September 2009 as an extramural unit of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology.

What We Do?

  • Clinical Trial/ Study Design and Analysis
  • Regulatory Science and Policy Support

Projects - Studies & Trials

News room

CDSA supports launch of ICMR TB vaccine trial for healthy household contacts of TB patients

This is the first-ever government led vaccine trial after the BCG vaccine trial that was undertaken decades ago. After a deta Read More

National Workshop on Regulatory Compliance for Accelerating Innovations

CDSA along with DBT, BIRAC, CDSCO conducted its fifth among the six national workshops on regulatory compliance for accelerat Read More

National Workshop on Regulatory Compliance for Accelerating Innovations, May 29, 2019 @ NIPER, Hyderabad

CDSA along with DBT, BIRAC, CDSCO conducted its fourth among the six national workshops on regulatory compliance for accelerating Read More

Interactive meet on New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019: Its understanding and impact

The “New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019” was released on March 19, 2019 by CDSCO, Read More

Training Courses

CDSA and C-CAMP co-host National workshop on regulatory compliance for accelerating innovations

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) along with Biotechnology Ind Read More

CDSA organizes GCP and GCLP programs at ICMR Headquarters

CDSA conducted Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) programs at the ICMR Headquarte Read More

Study Investigator Meeting held on 13th-15th April 2019 at Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa

Population Health Research Institute (PHRI, Canada) organized a global Investigators Meeting on 13th-15th April 2019 at Kigali Read More

Short Course on Research Methodology

Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), an extramural unit of Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute (THSTI) Read More