ACRP, VIARES Partner to Help CROs Address Global Workforce Challenges

With a focus on helping CROs around the world attract and retain key talent, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Austria-based VIARES GmbH today announced a new strategic partnership. VIARES provides its growing customer base with on-demand, highly qualified Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) through its proprietary VIARES ACADEMY […]

Lack of Minority PIs Hinders Clinical Trial Diversity Efforts

Studies show most potential participants learn about clinical trial opportunities from a personal physician or family member. Unfortunately, that model has made it stubbornly difficult for regulators, sponsors, and others to expand clinical trial patient populations into relatively underserved minority communities. “We still have a pretty significant challenge ahead of us” when confronting the problem, […]

Research Triangle Clinical Trial Community Bands Together to Boost Quality

The enthusiasm is easy to hear in the voice of Dr. Bill Gluck, program director for the Clinical Trials Research and Medical Product Safety/Pharmacovigilance programs at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. Maybe a bit of relief, too. “People in the [Research Triangle Park (RTP) area] are really working together” to improve clinical trials, […]

ACRP Partners with VirTrial to Help Sites Prepare for ‘Hybrid’ Clinical Trials

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces a new partnership with VirTrial to help clinical research professionals prepare for hybrid clinical trials, which include a combination of virtual and in-person visits. VirTrial is a telehealth platform provider that enables virtual visits to reduce the burden on patients and improve efficiencies for sites. The […]

Doctor Recommendations Among Most Effective Ways to Encourage Trial Participation

Industry Echoes FDA Call for Increased Diversity in Clinical Trials

Some of the biggest players in the drug development space worked to assure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) they remain committed to improving diversity in clinical trial patient populations – even as they pushed back gently on a few FDA ideas on how best to proceed. In recent comments to the agency on […]