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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!


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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New ACRO Report Quantifies Benefits of RBM for Quality Reviews

October 17, 2019 0 Comments

A new report based on a survey of ACRO members reveals that Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) makes clinical trial quality review more efficient…

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Advancing the Adoption of Risk-Based Monitoring Strategies in Clinical Trials

August 16, 2019

On July 17, 2019, under cooperative agreement with the FDA, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy (Duke Margolis) held a public workshop. The event, titled Improving the Implementation of Risk-Based Monitoring Approaches of Clinical Investigations, aimed to identify opportunities to improve Risk Based Monitoring (RBM) implementation and solicit stakeholder input on the challenges, barriers, and enablers that impact the successful adoption of RBM.

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ACRO offers unique insights on risk-based monitoring of clinical trials, calls for adoption of RBM as a best practice

May 16, 2019

Following meetings with then-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and senior leadership from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research on the role of CROs and technology companies in designing and implementing risk-based monitoring (RBM) of clinical trials, ACRO this week submitted extensive comments on recent FDA Guidance.Increasing the use of innovative RBM technologies helps make clinical trials safer, more efficient and higher quality. ACRO’s comments offer unique insights into the recent expansion of RBM implementation and call for further increasing the use of these oversight technologies.

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ACRO expands membership with addition of three digital technology companies

April 15, 2019

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is pleased to announce the expansion of its membership to include ERT, Oracle and Veeva. These new ACRO member companies, with their focus on digital technologies that enable global clinical trials, characterize the ongoing innovation and evolution of contemporary clinical research. ACRO now has 12 member companies.

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ACRO testifies before IRS and Treasury Department on proposed Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) regulation

March 29, 2019

On Monday, March 25, 2019 ACRO provided testimony at a public hearing held by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department…

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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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