IAoCR Becomes a Member of ACRES

Principal Director, Martin Robinson Joins ACRES Steering Committee

The International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR, www.iaocr.com) has become a member of the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES, www.acresglobal.net) it was announced today in a joint statement from Dr. Greg Koski, President and CEO of ACRES and Dr. Martin Robinson, Principal Director and Co-Founder of the IAoCR. Dr. Robinson has also been appointed to the ACRES Global Steering Committee.

Sharing many common goals with the IAoCR, ACRES, a non-profit organisation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is committed to building a comprehensive, sustainable and shareable system for clinical research professionals across the globe. By bringing together expert stakeholders, ACRES’s goal is to create effective solutions that ensure safety, data quality and integrity in an efficient, collaborative and cost effective manner to improve the health and lives of people everywhere.

Commenting on this collaboration, Robinson says, “There is a great synergy between our organisations and working together we will look to develop and implement a comprehensive global system of best practices in accreditation, certification and education in clinical research. On a more personal note, I feel privileged to have been invited to sit on the ACRES Global Steering Committee and look forward to working with such an esteemed group of industry experts.”

Koski adds, “As a member of ACRES Global Steering Committee, Dr. Robinson will bring key insights from his experience with competency-based education and training of professional members of the clinical research team as well as with certification as criteria for accreditation.”

ACRES Global Steering Committee members are executives/senior managers from the biomedical research enterprise’s stakeholders and/or subject matter specialists, providing advice and guidance to ACRES Board of Directors and the Executive Office.

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For further press information or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson from the IAoCR, please contact: Jo Henderson, PR Consultant, Write Way PR

Tel: +44 (0)7870 634567 – Email: jo.henderson@writewaypr.co.uk

To speak to a representative from ACRES, please contact:

Mary F. Tobin, Ph. D., Special Advisor to the President, ACRES

Email: mtobin@acresglobal.net

International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR) aims to introduce independently recognised and competence based accreditations for clinical research professionals that enable the industry to safeguard patients and deliver drugs more quickly to market. IAoCR was founded following several years of consultation with industry leaders who highlighted a need for recognised professional accreditations for clinical research monitors, project managers and trainers; and accreditation of clinical research training courses.

IAoCR accreditations are mapped to various international qualifications frameworks. We are quality assured by bodies regulated by Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is recognised within the ISCED (International Standard of Education) framework produced by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

IAoCR is actively speaking to parliamentarians and regulators in the UK and overseas regarding professional standards for the clinical research industry.

For more information on IAoCR, visit www.iaocr.com.

Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working collaboratively with like-minded people and organizations around the world to build a robust global system for clinical research. Through standardization of policies and procedures, regulatory simplification, professionalism and information technology, this system enhances safety, quality and efficiency while reducing the cost and time required to bring new medical products to the people of the world.

The current approaches to conducting clinical trials for drug and device development in the USA, Europe and the rest of the world are unsustainable. ACRES looks to overcome the ineffectiveness and inefficiencies in the clinical research enterprise, improving clinical research processes and inspiring responsible, well-qualified and committed clinical investigators across the globe in order to rebuild trust in clinical and health research.

For more information on ACRES, visit www.acresglobal.net.

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