News

An annual update of CoAPCR activities are shared here from newsletters and annual meeting minutes.

These Newsletters or meeting minutes are downloadable in pdf format:

February 2017

New Standards for Accreditation Advance Professionalization of Clinical Research  (Michael Causey, ACRP Blog, February 7, 2017)

Update on the work of CoAPCR member Stephen Sonstein's work on accredidation for academic programs in clinical research. According to the ACRP blog post: "Clinical research is taking another step toward professionalization with the anticipated approval  of new “Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Academic Programs in Clinical Research” by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), says Stephen A. Sonstein, PhD, professor and director of clinical research administration at Eastern Michigan University." read the full blog post here

December 2016

Survey Highlights Growing CRA Workforce Shortage (Michael Causey, ACRP Blog, December 13, 2016)

"Turnover rates in the clinical trial workforce continue to eclipse the 25% mark despite an average 7% salary spike, according to the 18th annual CRO Industry Global Compensation and Turnover Survey, conducted by HR+Survey Solutions, LLC. “I’m not surprised by these numbers,” says ACRP Workforce Innovation Officer Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, FACRP." read the full blog post here

November 2016

ACRP to Release First Ever Harmonized Core Competency Framework for Clinical Trial Monitors (ACRP Press Releases, November 28, 2016)

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces plans to release a harmonized Core Competency Framework for Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) in December that for the first time ever will define the core competencies required of clinical trial monitors/CRAs within the eight core competence domains for clinical research professionals, as defined by the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competence (Learn More about the JTF). read the full press release

 

April 2016

The annual COAPCR meeting will be held in tandem with the annual ACRP Global meeting in Atlanta! The schedule follows:

MEETINGS AT ACRP:  (All located at: Building A, Room A408)

Sunday, April 17th-

  • 1-3 pm-  Council on Accreditation (CoAPCR)
  • 3:30 – 5:30 PM – CoAPCR Annual Meeting (CoAPCR Annual Meeting Agenda_April172016)
  • 6:30 – Dinner for CoAPCR Members- Pitty Pat’s Porch Restaurant- near Convention Center)

Mon, April 18th

  • 8:30 – 10 am-  Joint Task Force Meeting

 

Presentations by COAPCR members:

Sat, April 16th

  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM  Session 1–8 (Room A305, Level 3, Building A)  (JTF Survey Results)  (Sonstein, Jones and Silva)
  • 2:30 – 4:30 PM  Session 2-3  (Room A305, Level 3, Building A)  (Implementation of JTF Framework)  (Sonstein, Jones, Calvin-Naylor and Hinkley)

Sun, Apr 17th

  • 8:30 –10:30 AM  Session 3-1 (A301, Level 3, Building A).  (ePortfolios for CRCs)  (Jones, Gladson, Pennington, Pacino)

 

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Annual meeting conducted concurrently with ACRP Global Meeting:

 

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Annual Meeting

The CoAPCR annual face-to-face meeting was held in April in conjunction with  ACRP's annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Minutes, presentations, and publications follow:

COAPCR_2014 Annual MeetingMinutes

Teachingpresentation by CJones

Powerpoint Competencies

Clinical Research Competencies

Bi-monthly Meetings

 

 

 
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**NEW** From Frontiers in Pharmacology: Core Competencies for pharmaceutical physicians and drug development scientists “Pharmaceutical Medicine Core Competencies

COAPCR_2013 Annual Meeting Agenda

August 2013 Newsletter

 

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August 2012 Newsletter

07Sep2012 Meeting Agenda

07Sep2012 Meeting Minutes

The Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices (November 2012 issue) features COAPCR in an article about “Clinical Research Innovation Initiatives

02Nov2012 Meeting Minutes

Minutes COAPCR 2-1-13(rev)

Coapcr newsletter apr32013

August 2013 Newsletter

 

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CoAPCR Annual Meeting Newsletter

Publication: Defining Competencies

ACRES Letter

DIA 2012 Workshop on Core Competencies

-  Sonstein- Slides

-  Silva- Slides

-  Jones- Slides and Handout

22Jun2012 Minutes

Treasurer’s Report 2012

 

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Summer 2011

Minutes Annual Meeting

Agenda 08Sep2011

 

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Summer 2010

Minutes Annual Meeting

 

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Clinical Trials Administrator article - November 2008 issue

Summer 2009

Minutes Annual Meeting

 

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Summer 2008

Minutes Annual Meeting

 

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Spring 2007

Summer 2007

Treasurer’s Report 2007

Minutes Annual Meeting

Summer 2006

Minutes Annual Meeting

 

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Spring 2006

Minutes Annual Meeting

 

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Spring 2005

Consortium represented at NIH Roadmap Workshop

 

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Formation of Consortium with Support from Drug Information Association

Spring 2004

 

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