One of our research coordinators, Ben Connell, recently sat for (and passed!) the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) exam for certification as a clinical research coordinator. To be eligible to take the exam, a clinical research coordinator must submit documentation that they perform the job duties of a clinical research coordinator and have performed a minimum number of hours in those duties. Some of those duties include: documenting adverse events, preparing or reviewing submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), participating in conducting subject visits, maintaining source documents, and participating in the consent process.
With Ben’s addition as a CCRC, OCRI now has 7 total certified clinical research coordinators, and several more OCRI staff will be eligible to sit for the exam next year.