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HHS Delays Common Rule for Another Six Months

Delays are becoming commonplace when it comes to the Common Rule. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just announced it is delaying, again, rollout of the revised Common Rule on the protection of human subjects in clinical trials for six months—until January 21, 2019. HHS is also granting an exception from […]

Innovative Clinical Trial Design Survey Report

Industry Warily Approaches Innovative Clinical Trial Design

While clinical trial industry leaders are intrigued by the prospects for leveraging innovative trial design as a vehicle to drive cost savings and improve patient-centricity, more than half of the respondents to a new survey said they do not have a dedicated team or department devoted to it. And they aren’t sure they’ll ever commit […]

Effective Training Programs Can Reverse High Turnover Rates

“There’s nothing more frustrating than being in a role that you know nothing about [and receive] no training for,” says Teri Crumb, MSN, RN, CCRC, a clinical research nurse with Spectrum Health. “You’re not invested in it,” she can attest as a former clinical research coordinator (CRC). Among many downsides, it factors into a very […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

ACRP to Bolster Entry-Level CRC Workforce Development through Competency-Based Hiring Guidelines

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a new initiative to create the clinical research industry’s first comprehensive set of competency-based guidelines for hiring clinical research coordinators (CRCs). “Variance is the enemy of quality. The ad hoc manner in which we hire and train CRCs is failing to improve quality in clinical research […]