Article I. Purpose
The Content Committee is a regular (non-Board) Committee of the ACRP Board of Trustees. Members identify and develop content that informs, engages, educates, and provides value to ACRP members and the clinical research community. Content may be educational, research oriented, or other industry-specific information that is identified by the committee as relevant to ACRP’s mission and strategic goals.
Article II. Authority
The scope of the Content Committee extends to all ACRP programs, conferences, publications, and educational products. The committee’s role is as an advisory group to the Board and staff. In discharging its responsibilities, the Content Committee shall have full access to any relevant records of the organization. The Committee shall have the authority to obtain advice and seek assistance from internal advisors and consultants.
The Content Committee may form working groups as needed to support ACRP’s annual goals, such as annual meeting program development and speaker identification, recruiting authors for ACRP publications, or training and development project identification. Working group rosters will be appointed by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee as needed and will be drawn from a pool of subject matter experts (SMEs) identified by the committee. SMEs must be members in good standing with ACRP.
Article III. Composition
The Content Committee shall consist of ACRP members. Its activities are not affiliated with the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals, and Committee members must be at least two years removed from service on the Academy Board or committees, including involvement with certification exam writing. Members also must wait two years after taking an ACRP certification exam before serving on the committee. The ACRP Board may appoint a liaison to serve as a voting member of the committee.
After an open-nominations process, the Committee members, chairperson, and vice chair shall be recommended by the incoming ACRP Board Chair and appointed by vote of the ACRP Board of Trustees. The ABoT Liaison may not serve as Chair or Vice Chair of the Committee. Based on the needs of the committee, the Vice Chair may not automatically ascend to the Chair position at the completion of his or her term as Vice Chair.
Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to one additional consecutive term. Terms will commence at the start of the fiscal year. An individual may be appointed as Chair for one additional, one-year term if s/he has served for two terms. Previous members may return to serving the committee, per the needs of the committee, after a one-year break in service.
The ACRP Executive Director, and any staff s/he deems necessary, shall be invited to attend meetings of the Content Committee, in a non-voting capacity.
Article IV. Meetings
The Committee will establish a meeting schedule annually based on its goals. Meetings will be held by teleconference and will be financially supported by ACRP. The association’s Director of Training and Development shall act as the Secretary of the Committee, keeping a minute record of all proceedings of the Committee. The Board liaison to the Committee shall report proceedings at the next succeeding regular meeting of the ACRP Board of Trustees.
A simple majority of the members of the Content Committee shall constitute a quorum for any meeting. The act of a majority of the members present at a Committee meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Committee.
Article V. Responsibilities
Content Committee responsibilities include:
Article VI. Standard of Care
In exercising their responsibilities, members of the Content Committee will act in good faith and with that degree of diligence, care, and skill that ordinarily prudent persons would exercise under similar circumstances. The Committee will incur only costs that are reasonably and appropriate in relation to ACRP’s assets, its purposes, and the skills available to the organization.