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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Charles Mattocks

Documentarian Chronicles Diabetes Pandemic

With an estimated 30 million Americans living with diabetes, and 1.4 million new cases diagnosed annually, it’s the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. There are 171 medicines in development for type 1 and type 2 diabetes either in clinical trials or awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, according to a […]

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FDA’s Gottlieb Wants to Encourage Bioequivalence Clinical Trials

Competition, transparency, and a bit of a nudge from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help promote bioequivalence clinical trials, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told attendees of the Prescription Drug Delivery System conference on July 20 in Washington, D.C. Citing what he called “gaming” by some branded drug developers, Gottlieb nevertheless stressed […]

Madeline Geday, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Merck

Merck Shares Benefits of Improved Patient Insight

Thanks to workshops and other outreach, Merck has gleaned valuable information about how to better work with patients and improve clinical trial efficiency, says Madeline Geday, associate director of clinical research with the company. “Sponsors want to collaborate with patients to develop clinical research studies so that patients are more satisfied with study design, procedures, […]

Kunal Sampat, MNA, Senior Manager for Clinical Trial Programs, Abbott Vascular

Avoiding ‘Lousy’ Site Selection Decisions

When it comes to smart site selection, data should lead the way, says Kunal Sampat, MNA, senior manager for Clinical Trial Programs at Abbott Vascular. “Let data drive your site selection decisions,” he told attendees of the Clinical Trial Protocol Optimization and Design Congress on July 17 in Philadelphia. “Don’t support lousy site selection.” Among […]

Nikki Christison, CCRA, TIACT, President, Clinical Resolutions, Inc.

Why are Soft Skills So Hard? Part II

Recently, we explored some ideas regarding the importance of enhancing our basic communication and soft skills to improve our relationships and reduce turnover in our organizations at a management level within a sponsor or contract research organization. Today, I would like to discuss how those soft skills can be utilized in enhancing relationships between clinical […]


Webinar: Negotiation: The Why and The How

Starting with the end in mind, we will learn how to identify opportunities to initiate a discussion around pay, promotion or flexibility. Once able to identify the right opportunity, we will walk through the steps to start a conversation, present a solution, and negotiate a win-win in any scenario—business or personal!


Webinar: EU versus US Regulations in Drug Clinical Studies: The Differences You Need to Know

Project Managers, Regulatory Affairs Managers and Clinical Team Leads need to know main country-related specifics to plan effective and efficient strategies for study success, thus, contributing to health care improvements and delivery of new therapies to patients without unnecessary delays.


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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.