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The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) represents companies on the forefront of global clinical research. ACRO champions the shared interests of the industry. Join us and add your voice!

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US Regulatory Policy

Half of all clinical trials occur in the US. ACRO works with US legislators and regulators to ensure a positive regulatory environment that supports high-quality, safe and ethical clinical research. More »

European Advocacy

ACRO engages with European regulators, connecting its members with critical stakeholders. We support the clinical research industry and provide CRO expertise. More »

CRO Forum

ACRO’s CRO Forum is a formal mechanism to enable clinical research organizations to interact with TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. on a range of issues that impact the industry. More »

Clinical Research Roundtables

In Europe and the US, ACRO gathers government leaders and key stakeholders to inform, educate and promote the unique contributions of clinical research and technology companies. More »

Addressing Industry Pain Points

We help create a predictable, enabling business environment. ACRO’s proactive agenda is focused on policy outcomes that advance specific operational interests of ACRO members. More »

Data Protection & Privacy

ACRO’s Global Data Protection & Privacy Committee advances issues of data privacy, protection and security, and how the industry interprets policies and prepares for upcoming legislation. More »

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EU efforts turn towards digital for 2019

February 27, 2019

2018 was a busy and productive year for ACRO’s European Scientific & Regulatory Committee, which meets quarterly in London. While the Committee focused largely on the continuing implementation of the EU Clinical Trial Regulation, there were also opportunities to engage with regulators on other topics ranging from European regulatory strategy to Advanced Therapies to the urgent challenges of Brexit.

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Dr. Cynthia Verst of IQVIA Elected 2019 ACRO Chair

January 30, 2019

Washington DC – The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Cynthia Verst,…

Clinical Research Roundtable event with Lord O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care) at Barts Health, London, hosted by IQVIA.
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UK Government focus on strengthening clinical research amidst unique challenges of Brexit

November 28, 2018

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) convenes discussion series that seeks to advance an industry with important health and economic impacts…

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ACRO members talk UK competitiveness and enabling post-Brexit success

July 18, 2018

What happens to clinical research when the UK leaves the EU’s common market and regulatory structure? When public perceptions seem locked onto…

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Who’s in and who’s out? ACRO talks Inclusion-Exclusion Criteria

May 29, 2018

ACRO joins FDA public meeting to discuss trial risks and rationale, benefits and barriers Clinical trials have an enormous number of inter-related,…

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ACRO Opposes Fatally-Flawed Right-To-Try Legislation

May 18, 2018

In May of 2017 the Board of Directors of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, which represents the world’s leading clinical research…

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