The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

About ACRP

With more than 16,500 members, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to representing, supporting, and advocating for clinical research professionals.



Advancing People Advancing Health™

ACRP is moving the people and practice of clinical research forward™ by:

Being the Most Passionate Advocate for the Clinical Research Profession

Providing the Tools Clinical Research Professionals Need to Build Their Own Career Journeys

Creating Connections through Community

Giving Employers the Confidence to Know They’re Hiring the Best of the Best

Leading the Way for Workforce Development in Clinical Research

We are the strongest advocate for clinical research professionals — amplifying their voice throughout the research industry and elevating their position by providing gold-standard education, rigorous certification, and strong community connections.



“Joining ACRP and becoming certified was the best thing I ever did to jumpstart my career in research and has opened many doors for me. My membership has provided me with a constant stream of current research education, professional networking, and opportunities for personal growth.”

— Jeri Burr, MS, RN, PED-BC, CCRC, FACRP

Through our gold-standard education, the most rigorous certification process in the industry, and strong community connections — we prepare clinical research professionals to be the team members employers can trust to get it right.



“As a professional organization, ACRP goes above and beyond to provide education, connection, and thought leadership for our industry. I am proud to be an active member and look forward to many more connections and opportunities to shape the future of the clinical research workforce.”

— Jamie Langley, Global Head, Parexel Academy

Founded in 1976, ACRP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to promote excellence in clinical research and whose vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world.

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ACRP Board of Trustees Immediate Past-Chair Christine Senn, PhD