The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Virtual ACRP 2020, Part I – Leadership & Career Growth Track Replay

This package is a replay of the ACRP 2020 Virtual, Part Program.  It includes the following sessions:

  • Writing Effective SOPs: A Step-by-Step Informational Session

Writing effective SOPs in the research environment, particularly at the site-level, is critical to compliance, operations, and interacting successfully with research teams and external stakeholders, such as sponsors. This process requires organization, subject matter expertise, and teamwork. Often, operations personnel require an educated starting point for such overwhelming tasks, and this session will provide just that. In addition to a step-by-step analysis of the importance of effective SOPs, the session will address tedious details and global models alike to leave the audience with a toolkit they can easily take home and operationalize at their organization. Speaker: Edye Edens, JD, MA, CIP, CCRP, Senior Research Compliance Consultant, First Class Solutions

  • Do You Have Competency Assessments? Tools for Developing Your Team

Despite great headway in the professionalization of clinical research, for most, entry to the clinical research profession continues to be indirect. In addition to journeying from novice to expert in a variety of clinical research professional roles, one aspect of the job that remains challenging is developing methods to evaluate competence and performance by staff and to evaluate programs. Often training for this role generally focuses on clinical research operations and leadership, but not necessarily on teaching and evaluation methods for staff development and assessment. We will discuss current issues in assessment and evaluations in the clinical research enterprise. We will also describe a clinical research manager persona to identify assessment skills needs. Finally, we will present a step-wise approach and specific tips for assessment development and evaluation. Speaker: Carolynn Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor- Clinical, The Ohio State University

  • How to (Better) Attract and Retain Talent

Many key industry verticals rely on a steady supply of qualified clinical and scientific professionals to remain competitive, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. We take a new perspective on this talent segment to get inside the mind of those key candidates, and help our audience to find and retain them more effectively. Many candidates lack practical work experience and contingent staffing providers help to bridge that gap. Attendees will discover the latest trends, changes, issues and will gain a new, candidate-focused perspective on life sciences talent. We’ll cover nine distinctive talent segments with very clear goals and motivations, identifying: What talent do you need? What do they want? And how can you connect with them in a smarter way? Speaker: Brad Sibbald, National Director of Sales, Kelly Science and Clinical

Purchase Track Replay

This program is a compilation of recorded sessions from Virtual ACRP 2020, Part I.