Margot Cousins, PhD, Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic

New Tools Could Advance Fight Against Rare Diseases

Principal investigators (PIs) who focus on rare disease studies might be missing out on new tools and innovative ways to share and disseminate information to benefit the wider clinical trial community, says Margot Cousins, PhD, a research fellow at the Mayo Clinical in Rochester, Minn. Her specialty is pediatric diseases with a neurological component. Many […]

Dr. Jian Wang, President and CEO, BioFortis

Patient Samples Key to Effective RBM in Biomarker-Driven Trials

Patient samples (biospecimens) are an increasingly important component of any effective risk-based monitoring (RBM) program, especially when it comes to biomarker-driven precision medicine clinical trials, says Dr. Jian Wang, president and CEO of BioFortis. Done properly, biomarkers can save time and money by helping identify the right type of subjects to include in the trial […]

John Neal, CEO of PCRS Network

Sites Must Embrace Technology or Face the Consequences

It’s not always hard to predict the future, according to John Neal, Founder and Chairman, Network LLC. For example, increased use of wearables and remote monitoring means fewer onsite clinical trial visits. Fewer clinical trial visits means a decrease in demand for site locations. In these early days of advanced technology usage, sponsors are looking for trusted […]

Annual Awards 2017

ACRP 2017 Awards Recognize Excellence in Clinical Research

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announced five recipients of its 2017 Annual Awards for individual excellence in clinical research, recognized during the ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo in Seattle, Washington. The Outstanding Leadership in Clinical Research Award recognizes members who are active as clinical research coordinators, clinical research associates, principal investigators, and/or […]


ACRP Announces NAVREF as Latest Clinical Research Training Participant

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) announces today that the National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is the latest subscriber to ACRP’s Site License program for clinical research training. The program provides NAVREF members access to ACRP’s full catalog of online clinical research training programs. With 20-plus programs included in ACRP’s […]