Merck Initiative Builds and Diversifies Clinical Research Workforce

A new associate clinical research associate (ACRA) professional development program at Merck, known as MSD outside of the US and Canada, aims to increase and diversify the clinical research workforce. The program welcomes and trains new employees who do not have a CRA background but have transferable skills.

ACRP Views on FDA Draft Guidance on Decentralized Clinical Trials

Clinical research professionals are on the front lines of decentralized clinical trial (DCT) implementation – an evolution that is transforming clinical research. ACRP began outreach efforts on DCTs in 2022, with a survey, a report, a think tank, several papers, and multiple new working groups designed to understand and address impacts at the site level.