Jessica (Jess) Silver, Esq.

Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co.

Jessica (Jess) Silver is Associate Director of Global Agreements within Merck & Co.’s Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO) organization. Specifically, Jess is the lead for North America (USA and Canada) Clinical Trial Research Agreements, both in late and early stage development. In addition, Jess is the subject matter expert (SME) on institution policy/site form reviews within Global Agreements, GCTO. Jess focuses on reducing cycle times by ensuring there are limited delays in contract execution due to legal language hold ups.


 Jess joined Merck & Co. in August 2016 as the Associate Director of Global Agreements, with a focus on process improvement in the Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE) space. Prior to that, Jess worked for RPS and PRA Health Sciences as a fully embedded contractor within Merck & Co. for 4+ years, with a focus on US contract, budget and informed consent negotiations. Jess received a B.A. in 2008 from Tulane University and a J.D. in 2011 from Pace University School of Law.

My Sessions

Unique Challenges in Site Contracting and How to Address Them

Main Session Room

In this session, Jess Silver, ESQ., Associate Director of Global Agreements at Merck & Co. will share about recent unique challenges within site contracts and how these are being addressed within her organization.  Innovative strategies, lessons learned and best practices on how these challenges can be addressed will be shared.

Clinical Site Contracts, Budgets and Payments