The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today unveiled an innovative new training program that promises to accelerate time to productivity and standardize monitoring performance.
ACRP’s new CRA Core Competency Foundations program builds standardized, monitoring-specific competency in the areas of:
- Verifying Site Qualifications
- Evaluating and Ensuring Adequate Investigator Oversight
- Validating Compliance with the Protocol, Good Clinical Practices, and All Human Subject and Data Management Requirements
- Ensuring Proper Investigational Product Management
Structured around ACRP’s Core Competency Framework for Clinical Trial Monitoring (built from the foundational Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency’s Core Competency Domains), the program covers the “theory” of monitoring, with a heavy emphasis on “how to monitor” through real-life, simulated experiences based on protocol execution at two different types of clinical trial sites.
Flexible, customizable, and scalable for all types of clinical research organizations, CRA Core Competency Foundations is an ideal solution for organizations looking to onboard new CRA hires or refresh current monitoring teams to mitigate errors and potential bad habits.
“ACRP is excited to enhance our partnerships with sponsors and CROs in workforce development,” says Jim Kremidas. “This new program is an exciting new addition to our training portfolio that will drive improved monitoring performance and address known performance gaps.”
ACRP will showcase this new program at the 2020 SCOPE conference in Orlando, Florida, February 18-21.