The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP Partners in Workforce Advancement: Define, Align & Validate Competence Standards

Workforce planning, development, and assessment is imperative to the existence, quality, and efficiency of clinical research—yet, it has been largely overlooked as industry focuses instead on the important initiatives to improve quality and efficiency through process and technology innovation.

Industry’s current approach is not sustainable and is not resulting in improved clinical trial outcomes. It must be a priority today to ensure the stability of the clinical research enterprise in the future and the continued development of new drugs, devices, and therapies.

In response to this critical challenge, ACRP’s Partners in Workforce Advancement are developing and promoting the needed workforce standards to improve quality and respond to changes occurring in the clinical research enterprise.