Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) are crucial to delivering the clinical research that is transforming treatment in the NHS and the care we receive. The role has developed in recent years in response to a changing research landscape and the growth of clinical research activity.
CRPs work in research delivery roles that involve direct contact with patients, or other study participants, in a clinical environment or another health and social care setting. They bring a wealth of research knowledge and expertise to research delivery teams, working alongside nurses and others to deliver safe, ethical and high quality clinical research care.
Around a quarter of the workforce funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network are working in CRP roles – their enthusiasm and expertise is essential to the future of clinical research.
The Clinical Research Practitioner Directory was established to help create a community of practice for Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) and lay the foundation for defining professional identity and establishing an accredited register for this diverse group.
The CRP Directory sits within the regulatory framework, administrative functions and oversight of the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS). View the Academy for Healthcare Science website here.
If you are interested in applying to join the CRP Accredited Register, you must firstly join the CRP Directory.
Apply to join the CRP Directory
Check if you are eligible to join the CRP Accredited Register
A listing on the CRP Directory does not guarantee eligibility to join the CRP Register.
Contact WFD if you would like to discuss your application further.
Show your support for CRP Professional Accreditation
Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) are crucial to delivering research that is transforming treatment in the NHS and the care we receive. A year since it opened, the NIHR is celebrating the CRP accredited register and the benefits it brings, not only to the CRP profession, but to the wider research delivery team. The Network's Clinical Director Professor Matthew Brookes has added his thanks to this video which has been shared on Twitter - join in the conversation using the hashtag #CRPractitioner.