CISCRP, ACRP Collaborate on 5k Run & Walk Event to Recognize All Clinical Trial Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016 CONTACT: Jeremy Glunt + 1.703.258.3506 Research Professionals and the Public to Honor Study Volunteers Who Give the Gift of Participation in Clinical Research Washington, DC and Boston, MA – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), two independent non-profit […]

Career Tip: Invest in Your Continued Education

Carla G. Perna, BS, CCRP, recently reflected on her career and lessons learned as she advanced from research assistant to program director, and on the importance of staying on your toes. Q: What advice do you have for clinical research professionals on how to advance their careers? A: Get your degree; get certified! Pick a […]

Are Your SOPs Ready for Prime Time?

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are the foundation for any effective clinical research program, experts agree. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agrees, too. It’s one of the most common areas the agency scrutinizes during an inspection. Officially, SOPs are defined by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) in its Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH […]

The Ethics of Targeted Oncological Trials

In the wake of the full sequencing of the human genome, great promise has been stirred around the prospect of “personalized” or “precision” medicine. This term denotes a collection of techniques that combine various “omics” data—genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and the like—in order to produce situation-based treatment recommendations that are maximally effective and minimally harmful, because […]