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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Hugo Cervantes, Vice President of Vault EDC, Veeva Systems

Survey Spotlights Challenges of Handling EDC Properly

A new survey provides some interesting benchmark data that may help clinical study sites get a sense of how they’re performing. Failure to adequately handle electronic data capture (EDC) at the front end continues to add time to trials downstream, said Hugo Cervantes, vice president for Vault EDC with Veeva Systems. His firm produced the […]

Anne-Marie Hess, Senior Strategic Advisor, SCORR Marketing

CROs Overstate Sponsor Satisfaction Levels

Contract research organizations (CROs) might be patting themselves on the back a bit too hard, according to a survey from SCORR Marketing, produced in partnership with Applied Clinical Trials. “We discovered that in some respects, CROs have an inaccurate perception of sponsor satisfaction,” says Anne-Marie Hess, senior strategic advisor at SCORR Marketing. “This is important […]

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs

FDA’s Gottlieb Pushes Use of Real-World Evidence in Clinical Trials

New U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb continued his roadshow promoting use of real-world evidence at a National Academy of Sciences event earlier this week. Turning to clinical trials, he said, “To enable greater adoption of [real-world evidence] in clinical and regulatory decisions, [FDA] will need to work with the healthcare system […]

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 […]


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.


Webinar: DIY Tips For Going Paperless at Your Site

Learn to make your site more paperless in areas including research charts, correspondence, AE adjudication, PI oversight, remote monitoring, and how to tackle common obstacles faced when shifting from paper-based operations.


Webinar: An Overview: How to Set Up Studies in Latin America

Gain insight into requirements and expectations for clinical trials in Latin America, and hear examples of work flow for obtaining approval, including Regulatory steps, documentation requirements and associated timelines.


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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.