The Global Clinical Research Industry’s Commitment to COVID-19 Collaboration

ACRO and its members are committed to collaborating with regulators and biopharmaceutical organizations worldwide to develop vaccines and anti-viral therapies to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19. The expertise and innovation of ACRO member companies helps speed the clinical trial process and the development of safe and effective therapies. ACRO’s clinical research and technology companies are supporting trials in real-time to address this global public health outbreak.

ACRO’s Recommendations in order to Support Clinical Trial Monitoring Oversight During COVID-19

On 13 March, 2020, ACRO released a list of considerations that support clinical trial monitoring oversight during COVID-19. ACRO recommends that sponsors, clinical research sites, CROs and technology companies use these emergency interim measures so that clinical trial monitoring is maintained during the current public health crisis. These recommendations will ensure that data quality is unaffected, clinical trial sites are supported, and that the patients enrolled in clinical trials are kept safe.

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 ACRO in ACTION: Insights from the COVID-era

Our new series focuses on how ACRO members have adapted and innovated during the COVID-19 pandemic and how this has sparked positive long-term change in the industry.

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ACRO drafts letters to ACIP, NGA, and ASTHO on COVID Vaccine Distribution

ACRO has addressed letters to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Governors Association (NGA), and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) regarding the inclusion of clinical research professionals in distribution of the COVID vaccine.

Comments for the November 23, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Meeting

ASTHO: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Access for Clinical Research Professionals – Joint Letter with SCRS & ACRP 

NGA: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Access for Clinical Research Professionals – Joint Letter with SCRS & ACRP