Accredited Registration for Clinical Research Practitioners

The NIHR Directory for Clinical Research Practitioners has been established to create a Community of Practice as a foundational step in defining the professional identity of this diverse group.

Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) work in research delivery roles that involve direct contact with patients and activities in clinical environments and other health and social care settings. The CRP role has grown and developed in response to the changing landscape and continuing expansion of clinical research activity.  The skills and expertise that CRPs bring to the delivery of safe, ethical and high-quality clinical research care are a vital resource within multi-disciplinary teams.

The NIHR Directory for Clinical Research Practitioners sits within the regulatory framework, administrative functions and oversight of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).

Who is the scheme aimed at and why?

The NIHR Directory for CRPs will serve as a platform for communication, peer support and consultation.   Work being taken forward jointly by the NIHR and the AHCS aims to establish a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register for CRPs. This commitment provides an opportunity to recognise and assure the public of the expertise and professionalism that can be demonstrated by Clinical Research Practitioners as an essential part of a flexible and future facing healthcare science workforce.

For more information, please see the crp-directory-leaflet and crp-directory-poster

You can apply to join here 

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