The Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research (CoAPCR) facilitates the development of high-quality educational programs encompassing all areas of clinical research that are based in academic credit-granting institutions.

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CoAPCR's Mission


Core Competencies and Accreditation:

A major aim of CoAPCR is to explore accreditation for academic clinical research educational programs.  Discussions on this topic have taken place at several national meetings including ACRP, APCR, IACRN and DIA Annual meetings. 

More specifically, CoAPCR has dedicated a systematic approach to identifying the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs), in the form of competencies that are necessary for clinical researchers to achieve successful professional outcomes.  

CoAPCR Core Competency Domains