Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer

ACRP Announces Groundbreaking Initiative to Develop Competence Standards for Clinical Research Coordinators

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a groundbreaking new initiative to develop competence standards for clinical research coordinators (CRCs). The initiative will be driven by the ACRP Workforce Innovation Steering Committee (WISC), whose membership includes representation from a broad group of private and public stakeholders, including: Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO); […]

OHRP Report Shows Evidence of Fear of Reprisal in 4 of 5 Closed For-Cause Compliance Evaluations Reviewed

Human Research Protections Agency Calls for Greater Whistleblower Protections

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) needs to do a better job of communicating so-called “whistleblower protections” for employees of research institutions to assuage “fear of reprisal” concerns, says a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). OHRP, which is based within HHS, […]

Terry Murphy, Vice President of Global Clinical Development Operations, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Janssen Leverages New Tools to Manage Clinical Trial Data Avalanche

The increased complexity of study protocols and experimental drug compounds, coupled with an avalanche of new data coming from wearables and other technologies, is putting a serious strain on drug developers and the conduct of clinical trials, according to Terry Murphy, vice president of Global Clinical Development Operations for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Coming from the manufacturing […]