Cambridge, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) and PharmaTrain Federation, an international not-for-profit organisation for improving education and training of professionals in medicines development, today announced their creation of a Strategic Alliance to promote the adoption of new and reliable global standards for high-quality postgraduate education and training for individuals pursuing careers in the process of discovery, development, regulation and marketing of new medicines.
According to Dr. Greg Koski, President of ACRES and Dr. Ingrid Klingmann, Coordinator of PharmaTrain, the goal of the partnership is to develop and implement a systems approach to addressing the many challenges currently facing the global drug development and health-related research endeavor. Proposed projects include the development and dissemination of curriculum standards for educational programs and the implementation of a global quality assessment and recognition process for educational programmes and training courses as part of the shared infrastructure necessary for the multi-stakeholder integration of education in medicines development.
"There is nothing comparable to PharmaTrain," noted ACRES President and CEO, Dr. Greg Koski. "Since its inception, PharmaTrain has defined 180 content topics in its comprehensive Syllabus of Medicines Development and mapped them to 60 critical learning outcomes, which are aligned with the core competencies for scientists involved in medicines development. This rigorous approach to
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