Remarque Systems Joins ACRP’s Clinical Research ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’

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Platform provider continues to create new opportunities for the clinical research workforce as part of collaborative public-private partnership

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) welcomes Remarque Systems as the latest member of the ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’ (WISC).

The WISC is a collaborative partnership of private and public stakeholders working to improve clinical trial quality and respond to changes impacting the workforce by providing oversight for needed standardization activities. The partnership has led several standardization initiatives in clinical research, including publication of competency guidelines for clinical trial monitors and clinical research coordinators.

“We are excited to welcome Remarque Systems to the WISC,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “Industry’s current approach to workforce planning, development, and assessment is not sustainable and is not resulting in improved clinical trial outcomes. By focusing on the talent pool today, ACRP is working collaboratively to ensure the stability of the clinical research enterprise in the future and the continued development of new drugs, devices, and therapies.”

“When we developed our platform, we wanted to enable the ability to inspect study data to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy,” says Michael Arlotto, co-founder of Remarque System. “By leveraging data analytics along with AI and machine learning, our platform facilitates remote monitoring, creates new opportunities for the clinical research workforce by providing a tool for Centralized Risk Based Monitoring, and provides a common platform to monitor patient safety. At the end of the day by simplifying the process upstream, we’ve helped those downstream get more feedback and professional development.”

Workforce planning, development, and assessment is imperative to the existence, quality, and efficiency of clinical research. Yet, it has been largely overlooked as industry focuses instead on the important initiatives to improve quality and efficiency through process and technology innovation.

Future WISC initiatives include development and promotion of hiring guidelines for clinical research coordinators and competency standards for principal investigators.

“By focusing on workforce initiatives, we hope to collaboratively equip industry with standardized measures of competence that will help reduce variance in workforce performance and assist in growing the clinical research workforce of tomorrow,” adds Kremidas.

If you are interested in joining the WISC and contributing to ACRP’s workforce innovation initiatives, please contact Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer, at beth.harper@acrpnet.org.

For more information on Remarque Systems’ involvement with the ACRP, contact Adam Federman at afederman@remarquesystems.com.

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About Remarque Systems

Remarque Systems is a provider of solutions for Risk-based monitoring, in-process analytics, and continuous development for data quality improvement. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with a development center in Indianapolis, Remarque Systems has developed the first fully integrated workflow system to design, deploy, and manage clinical trials. For more information about the Remarque Systems Platform, please visit the company’s website at www.RemarqueSystems.com or email info@RemarqueSystems.com. Also, follow Remarque on LinkedIn and on Twitter.