Our Mission: To provide global leadership to promote integrity and excellence for the clinical research profession.
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is the primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and those in hospital, academic medical centers and physician office settings. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, ACRP was founded in 1976 to address the distinct educational and networking needs of research nurses and others who supported the work of clinical investigations. With its own professional society came the recognition of a new distinctive profession — that of the clinical researcher. More than 35 years later, ACRP is a global association comprised of more than 18,000 individuals in over 70 countries dedicated to clinical research and development.
Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
ACRP, together with the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (The Academy) and the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR), has taken the lead in advancing the ethical and professional conduct of clinical research globally through development of the ACRP/APCR Uniform Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and provision of a mechanism for public complaints about conduct by its Members and certificants that violates this Code. Members and certificants, those who receive certification from The Academy, affirm their commitment to upholding the highest standards of personal and professional behavior in the conduct of their endeavors. To file a complaint against a Member or certificant, please email email@example.com. Complaints will be addressed according to the Discipline and Complaints Policy developed by the ACRP Ethics Committee.
ACRP operates under a set of Bylaws that define the Association's organizational structure and policies under which the Board of Trustees, Chapters and Committees operate.
ACRP Board of Trustees
ACRP leadership is provided by a volunteer-based, member-elected Board of Trustees. Trustees serve a minimum term of two years and no more than two consecutive terms. Board elections are held annually. Visit ACRP Board of Trustees Nominations for more information about Board service.
Academy Board of Trustees
Academy leadership is provided by a volunteer-based, member-elected Board of Trustees. Trustees serve a minimum term of three years, and can be re-elected for one additional three-year term. Board elections are held annually. Visit Academy Board of Trustees Nominations for more information about Board service.
ACRP's volunteer-based Committees are integral to the development of, and progression toward, long-term association goals. Committee members generally serve a term of two years with the exception of Committee Chairs, who serve one-year terms. Nominations for volunteer Committee service are accepted annually. Visit Committees for more information about Committee service.
ACRP Staff Values
ACRP staff has developed a statement of the Set of Core Values they use to support ACRP's mission. These values were generated, discussed, and edited by all staff members, and are supported by the Association Board of Trustees. All staff members believe these values serve ACRP's mission in the best way possible.
ACRP elects to post audited financial statements, as well as any attestation letters provided by its auditors, on an annual basis for member review. Visit Financial Statements to review this information (Members Only).
ACRP is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in employment with ACRP, please view Job Opportunities for open positions within the organization.