Links and Alliances

  • The Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research is proud to join the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES).  ACRES has a tripartite vision for (1) a global network of accredited research sites and research ethics committees; (2) shared information infrastructure and pharmacovigilance systems; and (3) standardized policies and operational procedures.
  • The Associates of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and CoAPCR have begun working together on multiple new initiatives that focus on our student stakeholders.  Dedicated to education, Jim Thomasell emphasizes ACRPs commitment to elevating clinical research education in their new Professional Development offerings that will be lead by Esther Daemen.  Key to all offerings is the ongoing mission of ensuring (1) human participant protections; (2) quality data; and (3) ethics.  Moreover, ACRP is interested in increasing it’s footprint on clinical research of clinical research operations and processes.  ACRP has student memberships and encourage students to submit abstracts and participate in their annual meeting.  ACRP has invited CoAPCR to hold it’s next meeting at the 2014 ACRP Global Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
  • MAGI has joined forces to promote student involvement by offering a writing competition for it’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.  A Call for Student Papers   (COAPCR and MAGI Student Writing Competition Nov 2013 nmg) has been issued and will provide an opportunity for 3 students to be selected for publication with MAGI’s journal and fee-waivers to attend the Spring 2014 meeting – East.
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  • CoAPCR members maintain active involvement in academic, industry and professional organizations in clinical research and are aware of stakeholder needs when seeking future employees, garnered from students of our affiliated academic programs of study.  Many members hold multiple memberships and officer, board and committee level appointments with these organizations.  Students are encouraged to join at least two professional organizations for clinical research professionals while pursuing their coursework in clinical research.  Discounted student rates for membership are available in many groups.   Opportunities for networking and professional growth are available through memberships to professional groups such as the many listed here below.  Additional networking opportunities for clinical research professionals can be found in LinkedIn.

Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR)

Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES)

Associates of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Drug Information Association (DIA)

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

First Clinical Research- Best Practices

Inter-American Foundation for Clinical Research (IAFCR)

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN)

Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI)

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS)

RxTrials Research Site Experts

Society for Clinical Trials (SCT)

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)

Society of Research Administrators (SRA)

Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD)

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