Dr. Dirkes has owned and operated Sentral Clinical Research Services for eight years. During that time, Dr. Dirkes has implemented innovative solutions that allowed the research site to function paper-free. He developed SentralBinders as a user-friendly, validated, regulatory-compliant means of becoming paper-free at the site. The research site has been using SentralBinders now for three years. Dr. Dirkes achieved front-line experience managing the transition process, staff acceptance, regulatory issues, and resolving sponsor/CRO concerns. His site has experienced significant efficiencies by becoming paper-free, and site staff report greater work satisfaction related to less paper filing. Dr. Dirkes received his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a board certified Anesthesiologist and practiced anesthesia for 15 years before moving into the clinical research arena. Prior to starting his site, he was the COO of Goodwyn IRB.