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|INC Research Enhances Corporate Training Programs as the Only Global CRO Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units|
Global CRO Strengthens Staff Expertise through World-Class Professional Development to Deliver Exceptional Clinical Development Programs
Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 - INC Research, LLC, a therapeutically focused clinical research organization (CRO) with a Trusted Process® for delivering reliable results, today announced it has been accredited as an Authorized Provider of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), strengthening its corporate training programs to ultimately enhance delivery of clinical development solutions of the highest quality for customers. As the world's only global CRO Authorized Provider, INC Research significantly enhances the quality of its corporate training by offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that qualify under ANSI/IACET Standard.
"The Authorized Provider status for IACET validates our INC College offerings, which not only provide CEUs for our staff to maintain their industry certifications, but also enhances the expertise of our global teams to provide the highest-quality service to our customers," said Rick Mark, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, INC Research. "We are very proud to achieve this prestigious status in recognition of our efforts to provide our staff with continued learning programs of the highest standard. We want to ensure our employees have the tools and skills they need to do their jobs and, ultimately, provide better satisfaction to our valued clients."
IACET, a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs, is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training. INC Research joins just 650 IACET Authorized Providers around the globe dedicated to quality in continuing education and training. After completing a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, INC Research successfully demonstrated adherence to the appropriate standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its training programs. The coveted accreditation period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.
INC Research's comprehensive training efforts are offered throughout all career stages, beginning with the hiring process. INC Research provides much of its training via INC College, a proprietary system of hundreds of readily accessible online and offline courses and workshops that can be accessed worldwide. Many of these training programs carry CEUs, all of which are now accredited by IACET.
Further contributing to INC Research's corporate training efforts, Tammi Masters, RN CCRC, Senior Trainer at INC Research, was the only CRO and U.S. representative invited to participate with industry experts on a global taskforce chartered to develop a set of best practice recommendations for effective training of all parties involved in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Based on the initiative pioneered by the International Academy of Clinical Research (IAoCR), Masters helped draft new standardized drug development training practice guidelines called GxP Training Guidelines. The draft guidelines were recently released and are now available on the IAoCR website.
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