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ACRP, ACRES collaborate to improve clinical research conduct

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) are collaborating to address challenges facing the clinical research enterprise globally and to improve medical product development and delivery worldwide.

This alliance creates a practical mechanism for collaboration among ACRP’s clinical research professionals and ACRES’ global stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device fields. The two nonprofits will focus on three issues: the education, training and credentialing of clinical research professionals globally; the registration and accreditation of ACRP-affiliated sites as members of the ACRES Global Network; and tools and services to enhance safety, quality, compliance, productivity and sustainability of research sites worldwide.

“Clinical research is the essential pathway for getting safe and effective medical products to the people of the world, to improve health, productivity and quality of life,” said Greg Koski, M.D., Ph.D. ACRES president and chief executive officer, also a former member of the ACRP board. “A worldwide system for clinical research will enhance safety and drive quality, standardization, inter-operability, efficiency and excellence across the entire clinical research endeavor for the benefit of all stakeholders. Our goal is to work collaboratively with the multi-stakeholder community to build a network-system that recognizes and rewards excellence in the research process while enabling the timely development of medical products.”

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