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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Linda Sullivan, Cofounder and President, Metrics Champion Consortium

Snafus Continue to Plague Clinical Site Payment Process

Sponsors and sites continue to misunderstand where the clinical site payment process breaks down, and that’s not good news for anyone, says Linda Sullivan, cofounder and president of Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC). Clearly, there are “divergent views on how well the site payment process is working,” she says. “Sponsors are competing for the ‘cream of […]

Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Can Clinical Trials Help Stem the Opioid Overdose Epidemic?

Opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the U.S. in the past 18 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly 200,000 Americans have died as a result. Calling it a public health crisis, Ohio Senator Rob Portman called on federal authorities to step up and help confront it. “The [Food and […]

Kirsten Messmer, PhD, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, PPD

Gene Therapy Clinical Trials Pose Unique Challenges, Opportunities

While they are on the leading edge of clinical trial innovation, researchers conducting gene therapy trials contend with a myriad of international regulations and sometimes wary patients, said experts at a RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society) conference session on September 12. It’s critical to understand the unique regulations enforced by different nations, said Kirsten Messmer, […]

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FDA Offers Patient-Reported Oncology Study Outcome Strategies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) Patient-Focused Drug Development Program fosters collaboration between FDA Centers and external stakeholders involved in patient outcomes research in cancer populations. The OCE’s overarching goal is to identify rigorous methods to assess the patient experience that will complement existing survival and tumor information, to […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

ACRP Submits Comment on NJ Rule Proposing Caps on Prescriber Payments

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals today sent the following letter expressing concern over a proposed New Jersey rule that could have a chilling effect on clinical trials. We write today to express concern about the proposed “Limitations on and Obligations Associated with Acceptance of Compensation from Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Prescribers” rule (N.J.A.C. 13:45J). New […]


Webinar: There’s an App For That: Security & Privacy Issues with Increased Use of Connected Devices, Apps & Social Media in Research

Explore privacy and security considerations for research projects involving the use of a connected device, app, or social media, including issues for IRB consideration, subject informed consent and compliance with the HIPAA regulations.


Webinar: FDA Action Plan: How to Boost Hispanic Participation in Clinical Trials

Learn about the issue of minority underrepresentation in medical research, and methods to address the problem through three FDA-established priority goals.


Webinar: Effectively Engaging Pediatric Patients and Families in Clinical Trials

Gain an understanding of the value that pediatric patients and families can bring to the pediatric trial planning process, and identify pertinent topics to discuss with patients and their families during the study planning process.


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New — ACRP Members Save 10% on Barnett Training through Strategic Partnership

ACRP and Barnett International’s new strategic partnership provides ACRP Members with expanded access to high-quality education and training, and an exclusive 10% discount on Barnett’s online and in-person programs for clinical research professionals.

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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.