Beth Harper, ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer

Clinical Trial Workforce Struggles in Absence of Clear Career Paths, Professional Standards

Imagine Alex Trebek asking Jeopardy contestants to name a major industry lacking clear career paths. He arches his eyebrow as he intones, “This important workforce doesn’t have mandated classes to take to learn specific requirements, or officially recognized exams to master to demonstrate a required skillset. What’s more, this workforce isn’t given a clear entry […]

Kelly Willenberg, Manager, Willenberg & Associates Inc.

Sites Leverage Coverage Analysis as Roadmap to New Revenue

Foodies are sometimes surprised to find their favorite popular bistro shutting the doors for good and going out of business. It makes no sense, they’ll say, because the place was always so crowded. However, grizzled restaurateurs will tell you crowds don’t always equal success if the business isn’t being run properly. Same thing goes for […]

New Campaign Aims to Grow Clinical Research Workforce by Attracting Students to Profession

The demand for clinical trials is growing faster than the pool of clinical research professionals, threatening the quality of trials and undermining attempts to bring more innovative treatments and therapies to vulnerable patients. The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and its Partners in Workforce Advancement have responded to this challenge by launching a […]

Obstacles Slow Optimal Real-World Data Adoption in Clinical Trials

Although the clinical trials industry is rapidly adopting real-world data (RWD), significant barriers and challenges remain to accessing robust, primary patient data, which impacts the optimal use of real-world evidence (RWE), according to a new survey by Inteliquet of professionals from pharma, biopharma, medical technology, and medical device companies, as well as contract research organizations. […]

Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, ACRP

New Program Helps Sponsors & CROs Accelerate Time to Productivity and Standardize Monitoring Performance

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 […]