Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is the primary source for clinical research professionals in hospital academic centers, pharmaceutical, medical device industries and biotechnology. ACRP is setting standards for clinical research competence and workforce development. A Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with more than 13,000 members in over 70 countries globally, ACRP supports professionals and organizations across the clinical research enterprise with membership, training, and certification programs necessary for clinical trial quality and efficiency improvements. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research and their vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly and professionally.
ACRP has more than 50 local chapters that connect professionals in that area and provide a readily accessible mechanism for regional program development for clinical research professionals and to foster networking. The NY Metropolitan Chapter was founded in 2003 and is one of the most active chapters with nearly 300 registered members. Christina Brennan, MD, MBA, has been a member of the chapter for 12 years and is the current president since January 2017. Prior to that she served as the president elect for two years.
Certification is the formal recognition of clinical research professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform ethical and responsible clinical research by passing the exam. ACRP and SOCRA (Society for Clinical Research Associates) are the two organizations that administer the exam. At Northwell Health, we have over 70 certified research professionals and growing.
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