ACRP advances CRC competency-based standards

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has launched a new initiative to develop competency standards for clinical research coordinators (CRCs) as part of a larger effort to advance the professionalism of the clinical research workforce. The project will establish minimum standards regarding the knowledge and skill required for entry-level study coordinators and create a hierarchy of competencies focused on performance rather than longevity. Pathways needed for CRCs to advance their careers will be clearly defined and ACRP will develop tools to assess job proficiency, identify gaps and provide training.

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Three Questions: Norman Goldfarb, MAGI

Monday, May 15, 2017

CWWeekly presents this biweekly feature as a spotlight on issues that executives in clinical research face. This week, writer Suz Redfearn spoke with Norman Goldfarb, chairman of Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI), an organization that has spent a decade promoting the standardization of clinical trial agreements (CTAs) and contract templates that both sites and CROs or sponsors can use to speed study startup. Goldfarb is also editor of The Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, and managing director of First Clinical Research. In April, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals gave Goldfarb their award for innovation for the MAGI CTA initiative.

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Envisioning the site of the future

Monday, May 1, 2017

The drug development world has been notoriously slow to adopt change, but industry leaders and visionaries expect the clinical research enterprise to change dramatically.
Integration of healthcare data, the power of data and analytics, a rapid move toward more targeted therapies and customized treatments, along with the desire for a lower cost R&D model are among the forces driving transformation in the way the research environment will function in the future.

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ACRP, DrugDev partner to increase visibility of clinical researcher and site profiles

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and DrugDev announced a partnership to radically decrease clinical trial investigator burden. The two organizations have partnered together to offer ACRP clinical researchers and site staff members online profiles visible to premier pharma companies and CROs. These companies and CROs represent more than one-third of all clinical trials today and will support ACRP members’ needs for faster, more efficient site selection. This achievement is made possible by the DrugDev Profiles System, which uses the DrugDev Golden Number to match and master site facilities and personnel information.

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