The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

NEW: ACRP-CP® Certification

ACRP-CP® (Association of Clinical Research Professionals – Certified Professional) is a new credential formally recognizing professionals involved in the conduct of clinical studies/trials who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform ethical and responsible clinical research by passing the standardized ACRP Certified Professional Exam.

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Earn the flagship certification in clinical research this Fall. Next exam dates: September 8 – October 7.

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Exam Preparation

Prepare for exam success with resources like apps, training programs, practice exercises, and more.

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Keep the designation you worked so hard for! Maintenance applications are due May 16 for eligible certificants.

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Medix Clinical Research, ACRP Host Training Boot Camp

Medix Clinical Research, a team within Medix focused on workforce solutions for clinical trials, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) hosted an educational boot camp May 1-5. The inaugural Clinical Research Coordinator Boot Camp, the first in a quarterly series of trainings, was aimed at addressing the workforce shortages negatively affecting clinical research […]

Anne Zielinski, Vice President for Technology Alliances, Bioclinica

Sites Hope Technology Benefits are Poised to Turn Their Way

After a long wait, some clinical research enterprise experts are seeing a shift in how technology is used at the site level. In the past, technology was mostly used to record data and focused on sponsors, says Anne Zielinski, vice president for technology alliances at Bioclinica. “That was the situation for more than a decade” […]

Sloppy Quality Management Programs Spell Trouble Down the Line

“We’re always talking about quality, but it’s more than a buzzword,” says Wendy Troccio, a trial regulations and compliance expert based in Chicago. The difference today? More and more trial practitioners “realize you have to have a plan based on standards and federal regulations,” she explains. That said, any effective program must be tailored to […]

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FDA/NIH Final Protocol Template Could Boost Trial Efficiency

A year in the making, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) just unveiled a final version of a template for investigators to use when organizing clinical trial protocols. Calling it a roadmap for conducting a trial, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Peter Marks, MD, noted that […]

USA Today Supplement on Clinical Trials

Creating a New Standard to Improve Competence in Clinical Research

Clinical research is the focus of a May 2017 USA Today supplement. ACRP Executive Director Jim Kremidas is the featured author of “Creating a New Standard to Improve Competence in Clinical Research,” which highlights efforts to standardize competence and career paths in clinical research. Download Supplement Source: USA Today, via MediaPlanet


Webinar: Return of Research Results to Participants: Ethical & Operational Challenges

This session will provide an update on the current regulations, guidance and international effort toward sharing research results with participants.


Webinar: Out-Of-The-Box Ideas for Patient Recruitment in Rare Diseases

The aim of this presentation is to catalyze unconventional thinking and to provide a framework to organize innovative patient recruitment ideas.


Webinar: Sponsor Best Practices From a Study Coordinator Perspective: Changes Sponsors Should Make Today

Through focus groups and survey administration, original research was conducted to determine actionable changes for sponsors to make to reshape clinical trial management with Study Coordinators in mind. Data will be presented as a case study to review research findings, the operational changes made based on findings and the tools used to facilitate changes.


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Experience World-Class Training Online & In-Person

From ICH Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice to more specialized, advanced topics, ACRP provides high-quality training that builds competence in clinical research and improves on-the-job performance.

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Find Product & Service Providers in the Clinical Research Professionals Marketplace

Visit the Clinical Research Professionals Marketplace to connect with product and service providers to the clinical research enterprise.

Browse clinical trial sites and site service providers, information technology suppliers, contract research organizations, and more.