ACRP, Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) Partner to Raise CRC Professionalism in Singapore

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) today announce a new partnership to raise clinical research coordinator (CRC) professionalism in Singapore.

Under the partnership, SCRI will leverage components of ACRP’s Clinical Research Coordinator Boot Camp program to train CRCs employed within the local public healthcare system. Those components will form part of the SCRI Academy Clinical Research Coordinator Level 1 training program.

“We are honored to partner with SCRI in raising the level of CRC professionalism in Singapore,” Kremidas says. ”Building competence globally in clinical research is a critical goal in achieving our mission to promote excellence in clinical research, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to positively impact clinical research in Singapore through this partnership.”

“This partnership with ACRP will be useful for Singapore to further strengthen our capabilities as one of the preferred clinical trial sites in Asia,” says Dr. Teoh Yee Leong, Chief Executive Officer of SCRI. “With better trained Clinical Research Coordinators, we will be able to produce high quality clinical trials to benefit our patients.”

ACRP’s CRC Boot Camp is an intensive 5-day training program that ensures CRCs have a demonstrated ability to immediately and successfully manage tasks related to informed consent, IRB submissions, study visits, essential documents, safety report, monitoring visits, and inspections.

An immersive, experiential training program, ACRP’s CRC Boot Camp puts CRCs through a mix of didactic learning and practical simulations of real-life scenarios to aid learning retention and immediately develop the competencies required of high-quality, early-stage CRCs.

ACRP’s CRC Boot Camp blends 8 hours of online training with 40 hours of in-person training and exercises to ensure CRCs can immediately and effectively contribute to site operations. Upon successful program completion, sites and CRCs will be equipped with documented competence verified by ACRP, a credible, independent non-profit organization with more than 40 years of experience in the clinical research enterprise.

ACRP’s CRC Boot Camp is immediately available for delivery at clinical research sites around the world.

CRC Boot Camp Details

Please note that this program is not current available for individual registrations.

About SCRI

Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) is a National Academic Research Organisation dedicated to enhance the standards of human clinical research. Its mission is to spearhead and develop core capabilities, infrastructure and scientific leadership for clinical research in Singapore. SCRI is a national clinical trials coordination centre that works with National Medical Research Council (NMRC) to assist the Ministry of Health in implementing clinical trials policy and strategic initiatives to support and develop clinical research competencies locally. In driving towards its vision, SCRI collaborates with clinicians to enhance Singapore’s clinical research and strengthen its expertise in executing multi-site, multi-national studies and the development of regional clinical research networks. SCRI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOH Holdings.