Volunteers play an important role in the success of ACRP, APCR and the Academy. Whether you are interested in supporting your local chapter, serving on a committee, or educating your fellow members and colleagues, you can actively contribute your knowledge and expertise to each organization. Volunteering, through any of the options listed below, leads to a higher level of engagement, which allows you to build your network, illustrate your leadership capabilities, and help ACRP, APCR, and the Academy further their missions.
Opportunities to Get Involved
ACRP and Academy Committee Nominations
Nominations for 2014 Committees will be accepted from April 13 through August 23, 2013. Committee volunteers play an integral role in the development of long-term association goals as well as the progression towards those goals.
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ACRP Board of Trustees
Nominations to serve on the 2014 Association Board of Trustees will be accepted from April 13 through August 23, 2013.
Each year, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals seeks proven leaders to serve on the Association Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity to serve your association and make a difference within ACRP membership. It is the Board's duty to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Association which include (i) defining, promoting and maintaining professional standards and best practices in the field of clinical research worldwide, (ii) promoting the dissemination of information, the exchange of ideas, and professional education for professionals in the field of clinical research worldwide, (iii) advancing and promoting the professional interests of its members, and iv) conducting any lawful business and engaging in any lawful act or activity consistent with Federal and State law, including the Ohio Nonprofit Corporation Act. The ACRP Nominating Committee holds responsibility to lead the recruitment process for qualified candidates that address the current needs of the Association Board, thoroughly reviewing and scoring each candidate’s application, and submitting its recommended slate of candidates for Board approval.
Learn More About the ACRP Board Nomination Process.
Learn More About the Association’s Current Board of Trustees.
Academy Board of Trustees
Each year, the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals seeks proven leaders to serve on its Board of Trustees. It is the Board's duty to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Academy which include (i) advancing and promoting the professional interests of clinical research professionals by defining, promoting, and maintaining the highest standards and best practices in the field of clinical research worldwide, (ii) enhancing the protection of human subjects that participate in clinical research, wherever such research occurs: (a) by developing and promoting such standards and best practices as well as measures to assess the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of the clinical research team, (b) by establishing and maintaining certification and recertification or maintenance of certification programs for clinical research professionals, and (c) by developing and providing information, guidance, comments, and proposals concerning clinical research to applicable branches, agencies, bureaus, commissions, committees, departments, and other governmental instrumentalities or competent authorities.
Learn More About the Academy Board Nominations Process.
Learn More About the Academy’s current Board of Trustees.
Publishing an article in The Monitor can greatly increase your industry exposure. Writing an article for The Monitor is an excellent way to boost your professional development, gain recognition, share important information about the latest developments in clinical research with fellow professionals around the world, and help ACRP maintain its role as the leading voice and information resource for clinical research professionals everywhere. Volunteers are also needed to serve as Assessment Reviewers for the Home Study Tests included in each issue of The Monitor and volunteers in this role should have an aptitude for professional development, preferably certified, and some item writing knowledge.
Learn More About Submitting an Article for The Monitor
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Professional Development Presentations
ACRP offers several ways for you to present knowledge and information to others. If you are interested in presenting brief, focused learning to a worldwide audience in a 100% online platform, consider submitting a Webinar proposal. If you prefer a face-to-face, classroom setting, then consider conducting a live training course for ACRP. You can also present a session at the annual ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition.
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Certification Item Writing
Serve as a part of the team drafting items for the Certification exams and make a difference within the ACRP Certification Program. Item writers must be in good standing with the Academy and hold current Certification as a CCRC®, CCRA®, or CPI®. Individuals must register for and participate in a training session at the ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition, as well as in a follow-up WebEx, before serving as a writer. Each year, invitations to participate in Item Writing Training are emailed to all currently certified individuals with links to register for the training sessions.
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Post in the Online Community
Being active in the Online Community increases your industry exposure. By responding to questions posed by your peers in the ACRP Online Community, you can greatly increase your standing in the clinical research community.When you offer your global colleagues advice, opinions and valuable information, they will look at you as a 'go-to' source for information.
Learn How to Get Started in the Online Community
Local Chapters are member led and welcome the support of new and existing members to develop the networking and professional development events for the chapter.
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