Help Shape the Future of Clinical Research Conduct

ACRP received a press release from ACRES, the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety, last Wednesday outlining their progress on the Site Accreditation and Standards Initiative, or SASI. ACRES is entering the third phase of their initiative which is the formation of expert teams to develop standards that will be used as the foundation for site accreditation. Standards will be developed “in at least seven domains: personnel, facilities, management, information systems, quality management, recruitment and enrollment, and research integrity.” They envision these teams completing their work in early 2015 with pilot testing of the standards to occur in mid-2015.

I thought this was important to share with you, our members, and to encourage you to consider volunteering for one of the project teams. Doing so will provide you with the opportunity to have direct impact on how sites will be accredited in the future. I know we have a wealth of expertise in our membership and I would love to see you help shape the future of clinical research conduct.

Please consider contributing to this initiative and stay tuned for more details on when/where to submit your interest.

Until next time

Thank You

Thank you to all the ACRP members and non-members who responded to my recent posts and provided me with feedback on how we’re doing. I appreciate that each of you took the time to email me directly with your comments, whether they were supportive or critical. If you thought about emailing but just didn’t find the time to do so, please know that I welcome your comments at any time, and I will respond to each and every one of you. My email is

We’re continuing to work on our operational plan and we look forward to sharing our plans for 2015 and beyond with you in the coming months. Stay tuned, some exciting things are in the works for ACRP.

Until next time,