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ACRO Applauds Release of Cures 2.0 Draft Legislation

June 23, 2021

Washington, DC — The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) congratulates Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on the release…

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ACRO Releases New Report on the Past, Present, and Future of Risk-Based Monitoring

May 4, 2021

Risk-based monitoring (RBM) is a powerful tool for efficiently ensuring patient safety and data integrity in a clinical trial, enhancing overall trial…

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2021 Officers and New Member Announcement

December 17, 2020

Washington DC – The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected Steve…

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New ACRO Report Introduces Quality-by-Design, Risk-Based Framework for Decentralizing Clinical Trials

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020 – (Washington, DC) – Clinical trial activities have traditionally centered around trial sites where patients travel for participation. This…

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ACRO Members Heed the UK Government’s Call for Volunteers in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020 – (Washington, DC) – In an effort to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic, over 150 employees from clinical research…

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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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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 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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British MP Benn talks Brexit challenges and the future of UK clinical research industry

April 18, 2018

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) highlights contributions to health and economy (Leeds, UK) – Facing unprecedented challenges associated with Brexit,…

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John Ratliff of Covance Elected 2018 ACRO Chairman

January 25, 2018

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has elected John Ratliff, CEO of Covance Drug…

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ACRO Urges Modernization of the R&D Tax Credit

November 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – November 14, 2017 – As the Senate begins debate on a tax reform bill, the clinical research industry hopes that…

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ACRO Testifies About Clinical Trials In New Jersey

October 23, 2017

Washington, DC – October 24, 2017 – On October 19 ACRO Executive Director Doug Peddicord, Ph.D., testified at a public hearing of…

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Majority of Americans Open to Clinical Trial Participation If Recommended by a Doctor, New Study Finds

September 6, 2017

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) applauds Research!America for a recently released survey on the public’s perception of clinical trials….

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Right to Try ACRO Policy Statement

May 22, 2017

Over the past few years, legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to unapproved treatments, known as “Right-to-Try,” has gained momentum…

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ACRO Strongly Endorses Domestic Research Enhancement Act of 2017

April 4, 2017

Contact: John Lewis 202.464.9340 jlewis@acrohealth.org April 4, 2017 (Washington, DC) – The Domestic Research Enhancement Act of 2017 (H.R. 1234), which modernizes…

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Dear Director Collins and Director Brennan

February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Dr. Francis S. Collins Director, National Institutes of Health Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Director, National Library of Medicine Re:…

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John Hubbard of Bioclinica Elected 2017 ACRO Chairman, Medidata Joins Member Companies

January 30, 2017

Contact: John Lewis 202.464.9340 jlewis@acrohealth.org John Hubbard of Bioclinica Elected 2017 ACRO Chairman Medidata Joins Member Companies January 30, 2017 – WASHINGTON,…

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ACRO Applauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

December 7, 2016

Contact: John Lewis 202.464.9340 jlewis@acrohealth.org December 7, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Doug Peddicord, PhD, Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research…