Advanced Clinical Joins ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee Defining Competence Standards for Clinical Trials Professionals


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Washington, DC (January 23, 2017) – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces Advanced Clinical as the latest member of the multi-stakeholder ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee is charged with reviewing and approving core competence standards for clinical research professionals developed by the ACRP Workforce Development Task Force, whose contributors include broad representation from leading industry and academic organizations across the global clinical research enterprise.

“ACRP is excited to announce Advanced Clinical as a member of the ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee,” says Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, FACRP, ACRP’s Workforce Innovation Officer. “We are thankful for Advanced Clinical’s willingness to support workforce competence standardization as a means of promoting excellence in clinical research.”

“I am thrilled that Advanced Clinical is a member of the ACRP Workforce Development Steering Committee further expanding our relationship with ACRP,” says Julie Ross, President of Advanced Clinical. “This opportunity will continue our commitment to support excellence in clinical research as well as the potential to modify the model for how we hire and train clinical research staff.”

As its first initiative, the Task Force and Steering Committee will request public comment on a competence framework for Clinical Research Associates (CRAs). This framework will define standards for 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.

ACRP invites additional Steering Committee participation from executives and senior management at clinical trial sponsors. Interested parties should contact Terri Hinkley, RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC, FACRP, ACRP’s Workforce Innovation Officer, at

About ACRP
ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries. ACRP’s vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research.

About Advanced Clinical
Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides CRO, FSP, Quality & Validation, and Strategic Talent Acquisition services for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a better clinical experience for our clients. To learn more, visit

ACRP Contact Information:
Jeremy Glunt

Advanced Clinical Contact Information:
Kristin Kelley
Associate Director, Marketing

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