The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT) Resource Center

ACRP is committed to supporting clinical research professionals as they navigate adoption of decentralized clinical trials (DCTs). These resources are designed to provide a foundational understanding of DCTs, community perspectives, and practical tools to help you along your journey.


On-Demand Training & Continuing Education Programs

Introduction to Clinical Trials >

In the DCT Journey, Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining >

The Future of DCTs: Are You Prepared? >

A Patient-Centric Approach to DCTs (from ACRP 2023) >

DCT Models: Are They Here to Stay> (from ACRP 2023) >

Special Reports & White Papers

Helping Clinical Research Sites Budget for Decentralized Trial Elements: Ensuring Accurate and Adequate Compensation for Sites Implementing DCTs >

Delivering on the Promise of Decentralized Trials: Unexpected Perspectives from Clinical Research Professionals >

Decentralized Clinical Trials: Perspectives for Clinical Research Professionals >


Prioritizing a Positive Patient Experience >

Unconventional Care: When Decentralized Research Models and Clinical Patient Management Collide >

‘Voice of the Clinical Research Professional’ Heard in Comments Submitted to FDA on DCTs >

Behind the Scenes of Developing the First IRB/EC Review Toolkit for Decentralized Trials >

ACRP Views on FDA Draft Guidance on Decentralized Clinical Trials >

Clinical Researchers Sound Off on DCTs >

Decentralized Clinical Trial Models: Are They Here to Stay? >

The Future of Decentralized Trials for Academic Medical Centers >

A Hybrid Approach to Decentralized Trials >

Unique Considerations in Designing Decentralized Trials for Digital Therapeutics >

Gears in Motion: Elevating DCTs and the Professionals Who Run Them >

Preparing for the Future: Data Collection and Technology Deployment in Decentralized Clinical Trials >

The Real Reason Behind the Growth of Decentralized Clinical Trials? It’s the Patients >

Decentralized Clinical Trials: Key Considerations for Sites & PIs >

ACRP Looks at Roadblocks to Wider DCT Adoption >

Regulatory Requirements Now the Biggest Hurdle to Adopting DCTs, Sites Say >

Join the Discussion to Advance Decentralized Clinical Trials

At ACRP 2024, May 3-6, 2024, Anaheim, CA, you’ll find expertise and insights to support your professional development and help ensure quality and integrity in the clinical research process. And don’t miss your chance to participate in FIVE sessions that will delve into the realities, challenges, and opportunities in conducting DCTs, including:

Building Sponsor Confidence in Sites’ Abilities to Run DCTs > 

Looking Beyond DCTs for the Modernization of Clinical Research >

Partnership Considerations for Positioning DCTs for More Convenient Studies >

How to Overcome What Your Site Team Doesn’t Know About DCTs >

Are Hybrid Trials the Answer to Aligning Decentralized Methods with Diversity Goals? >

View ACRP 2024 Details