Code of Conduct

"Conviction, were it never so excellent, is worthless until it converts itself into conduct." —Thomas Carlyle

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) and its members (Members) are dedicated to ethical and lawful behavior in performing clinical research.

To evidence this commitment, ACRO has adopted the following principles -

  • Members are dedicated to the protection and maintenance of the rights, safety and wellbeing.
  • Members shall conduct their services with objectivity, accuracy and integrity.
  • Members shall comply with the applicable local, national, and/or international laws and regulations in performing clinical research.
  • Members shall promote good clinical practices through appropriate educational initiatives.
  • Members shall ensure all protocols and consent forms are approved by an Independent/Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC).
  • Members shall document written informed consent from willing and fully informed study participants a per Good Clinical Practices.
  • Members shall follow transparent subject/patient recruitment practices, whereby full information about the study conduct will be shared with the subjects, including any potential risks and benefits.
  • Members shall keep all subject related information confidential as well as the proprietary information of their clients.

Ethical and Quality Code of Conduct:
(for members); Version 1.0;
Dated: 13 Jan 2012.