The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Start a Local ACRP Chapter

Start A Local ACRP Chapter

Interested in connecting with other professionals in your community and contributing to an active, vibrant local clinical research community? Consider starting a local ACRP chapter.

  • Chapters provide many services to their members, including:
  • Professional development programs offering FREE CEUs, including ACRP, CBRN, and/or CME credits
  • Local point-of-contact on clinical research issues
  • Networking events
  • Career growth opportunities with leadership positions bolstering your résumé and making a positive impact in your community
  • Local Chapter communications in the Online Community, newsletters, and e-mails

To get started, review the ACRP Chapter Affiliation Guide and other materials below. If you have any questions, contact our Chapter Services Team at chapters@acrpnet.org.

Chapter Affiliation Guide

Last updated: 2016
Guide to assist you and your peers in establishing an ACRP chapter in your area.

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ACRP Petition for Chapter Affiliation

Last updated: 2015
Formalized petition to establish a chapter within your area.

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ACRP Chapter Affiliation Agreement

Last updated: 2015
Defines the relationship between the ACRP and its chapters.

Additional Resources:

  • Understanding Your Chapter Affiliation Agreement

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Model Chapter Bylaws

Last Updated: 2015

Bylaws set forth the chapter name, rules of operation, membership eligibility, meetings, officer elections and voting rights.

Additional Resources:

  • Understanding Your Chapter Bylaws

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Sample Charitable Pledge Form

Last Updated: 2016

Sample pledge form to collect monies necessary to launch your chapter. (see affiliation guide for details)

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Sample Articles of Incorporation

Last Updated: 2016

A set of formal documents filed with a government body to legally document the creation of a corporation.

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Sample Conflict of Interest Policy

Last Updated: 2016

Various rules and regulations exist pertaining to financial transactions between nonprofit organization leaders and the organization itself. These situations involve a conflict of interest, and chapters should have a formal policy in place.

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Planning Your First Informational Meeting

Last Updated: 2016

Guide to assist with planning your first chapter informational meeting.

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Chapter Meeting & Event Recommendations

Last Updated: 2016Best practices to effectively coordinate meetings & events.

Best practices to effectively coordinate meetings & events.

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Sample New Member Information Form

Last Updated: 2016Template form to collect contact information of prospective members.

Template form to collect contact information of prospective members.

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ACRP Chapter Resources At-A-Glance

Last Updated: 2016

Handy resource of all ACRP chapter programs and services.

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