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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Get Certified

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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Stay Certified

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

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Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer

ACRP Advances CRC Competency-Based Standards

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has launched a new initiative to develop competency standards for clinical research coordinators (CRCs) as part of a larger effort to advance the professionalism of the clinical research workforce. In this article, CWWeekly talks with Beth Harper, ACRP’s Workforce Innovation Officer, about ACRP’s competence initiatives. Read More Source: […]

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NIH Partners with Pharma to Boost Cancer-Related Clinical Trials

A new public-private partnership will facilitate systematic and uniform clinical testing of biomarkers to advance and understand the mechanisms of response and resistance to cancer therapy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and 11 leading biopharmaceutical companies just unveiled the Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies (PACT), a five-year public-private research collaboration totaling $215 million, as part […]

Gerrit Hamre, Clinical Project Manager, Duke Clinical Research Institute

CTTI Recommendations Look to Lure ‘One and Done’ Investigators Back into the Fold

Nearly half of all so-called “one and done” principal investigators who retreat from clinical research after conducting a single study want back in if they can find resources and advice to help on their second attempt, according to findings from a new Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) survey and recommendations project. “We assumed when we […]

Protocol Scoring Can Bolster Patient Engagement Success Rates

It’s no secret that contract research organizations (CROs) struggle with patient recruitment. Some of the statistics, based on a 2013 survey by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, paint a daunting picture: The majority of studies eventually reach their recruitment goals (number of patients), although it may take a doubling of the […]

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FDA Awards Grants to Stimulate Rare Diseases Trial Development

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just doled out $22 million over the next four years in the form of 15 new clinical trial research grants designed to spur development of new produces for patients with rare diseases. “Given the often small number of patients facing certain rare diseases, there can be limited resources devoted […]


Webinar: E6 (R2): Changes, Potential Impact & Strategies for IRBs

Understand the changes in E6(R2) and their potential impact for adequate safety oversight. Be better prepared to provide the IRB the information they need to move quickly to approve your research studies.


Virtual Career Fair – Experienced CRAs

Sign up for free to meet hiring employers at ACRP’s Virtual Career Fair for experienced CRAs. Join us online to meet representatives from MedTrials, PRA Health Sciences and Sarah Cannon.


Webinar: Responding to an FDA Inspection

Recognize, evaluate and respond to the FDA’s inspection without causing an escalation – or understand when it is important to bring in additional assistance.


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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.