Professional Organizations

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UF Organizations


Clinical Research Professionals Advisory Council

An ongoing forum for networking and resource sharing within the clinical research community at UF.


Research Coordinator Leadership Development Program

Six-month program with monthly two-hour sessions designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of research coordination. Email Bob Kolb if you are interested.

External Organizations

AUTM – Association of University Technology Managers

The AUTM provides training opportunities and guidance documents for technology transfer professionals.

COGR – Council on Govermental Relations

COGR is an association of research universities.

ACRP – Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP is leading innovation in clinical research workforce development by setting standards for professional competence, and building and validating competence in the workforce.

EARMA – European Association of Research Managers and Administrators

A member association that provides an interface between research funding entities and the scientific community via training and developmental opportunities directed toward European research managers.

FDP – Federal Demonstration Partnership

FDP is a unique forum for individuals from universities and nonprofits to work collaboratively with federal agency officials to improve the national research enterprise.

HCCA – Health Care Compliance Association

HCCA’s goal is to enhance the healthcare compliance profession. Members include compliance officers and staff from a wide range of organizations, including hospitals, research facilities, clinics and technology service providers.

IACUC 101 Series

IACUC 101™ Series presents educational programs to promote understanding of federal laws, regulations and policies governing the care and use of animals in research and education, and the roles and responsibilities of individuals in institutional animal care and use programs.

IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals

IAPP is a global information privacy community helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data.

NCMA – National Contract Management Association

NCMA is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management.

NCURA – National Council of University Research Administrators

NCURA advances the profession of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and the fostering a diverse, collegial, and respected global community.

NORDP – National Organization of Research Development Professionals

NORDP develops and share best practices for attracting and managing research funding, and facilitate building and implementing collaborative services and resources.

PRIM&R – Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

PRIM&R advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.

RACC – Research Administrators Certification Council

The Research Administrators Certification Council was formed in 1993 as an independent non-profit organization. The Council is composed of active certified research administrators whose role is to certify that an individual, through experience and testing, has the fundamental knowledge necessary to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

SOCRA – Society of Clinical Research Associates

SoCRA is dedicated to the advancement and continuing education of clinical research professionals.

SCCE – Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

SCCE is a regulatory compliance association. SCCE helps members protect their companies and advance their careers through services including education, updates on regulatory requirements and enforcement, and access to a rich professional network.

SRA – Society of Research Administrators International

SRA International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to 4,500 members from over 40 countries.