New Informed Consent Simulation Breaks Clinical Research Training Mold

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) just launched a new Informed Consent Simulation program that breaks the traditional mold of clinical research training and showcases the future of ACRP-powered competence development.

Developed in partnership with Pro-ficiency, this interactive, simulation-based program develops real-world informed consent competency while making the learning experience more rewarding, less time consuming, and more enjoyable.

“This program sets a new bar for programming designed to build competency in the clinical research workforce,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “By leveraging adaptive learning principles and techniques in this exciting new offering, ACRP is answering the call for innovation and leadership in workforce development.”

ACRP’s Informed Consent Simulation training helps ensure informed consent is obtained by the right subject, with the right forms, by the right people, through the right process, at the right time, and with the right documentation.

By playing the roles of patient, study coordinator, investigator, sub-investigator, and study monitor/CRA in a variety of simulated scenarios, course participants gain a 360-degree understanding of informed consent principles while practicing application of associated competencies.

“Adaptive, simulation-based training is the future of competency development and we are excited to partner with ACRP in moving clinical research forward,” says David D. Hadden, Chief Game Changer and Co-CEO,  Pro-ficiency. “What further sets this program apart is the novel reporting system that gives organizations the performance data needed to hone in on areas for course correction and proactively address competency gaps.”

The program is recommended for anyone working in clinical research who is responsible for conducting, documenting, and/or verifying that informed consent was obtained properly—specifically Principal Investigators, Sub-Investigators, CRCs, CRAs/monitors, and Clinical Trial Assistants.

ACRP’s Informed Consent Simulation program is immediately available for both individuals and institutional licensing.

Visit acrpnet.org/informedconsent for full program details and pricing, including a special introductory rate.