SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scientist.com, the life science industry’s leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today that it received SOC 2 certification. The audit, performed by RSM, confirmed that Scientist.com adheres to rigorous information security policies and procedures regarding customer data. Scientist.com earned a “clean” designation in the audit, putting it in the top 25% of SOC 2 compliant organizations. A copy of the certification is available to existing or prospective clients upon request.
“Security is of critical importance to our clients and our network of over 2,400 pre-signed suppliers,” said Chris Petersen, CTO and Founder. “The report provides our clients and suppliers with independent third-party verification that we have met or exceeded industry standards in data security.”
Service Organization Control (SOC) reports evaluate a service provider’s internal processes and procedures as they relate to financial reporting (SOC 1) or data handling (SOC 2). SOC 2 is specifically designed for service providers that store customer data in the cloud.
Scientist.com is the world's leading marketplace for outsourced research. The marketplace simplifies the entire research sourcing process, saving time and money and providing access to the latest innovative tools and technologies while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies. Scientist.com operates private enterprise marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, VWR and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its founding in 2007, Scientist.com has raised more than $33 million from Leerink Transformation Partners, 5AM Ventures, Heritage Provider Network, Bootstrap Ventures and Hollywood producer Jack Giarraputo among others. Visit scientist.com to learn more.