What is SPCRP?

The Society for Penn Clinical Research Professionals (SPCRP), formerly the SCRCM, supports the professional development of Penn clinical research personnel, (i.e. Clinical Research Coordinators, Research Project Managers) and other research staff (i.e. Business Administrators, Research Assistants etc.). In addition, working alongside the Office of Clinical Research (OCR), it strives to optimize the clinical research environment, enhance research compliance and facilitate research conduct.  This is accomplished by: 

  • Improving processes that maximize the quality of research programs, promoting human subject protections and fostering compliance with local, state and federal regulations and University and Perelman SOM policies.
  • Providing a forum for networking and collaboration with peers, and for educating members
  • Establishing a platform that enables communication and collaboration among members, the broader research community, the University and Health System administration.
  • Defining the professional status of our community and promoting the recognition of the profession among members, faculty, Penn Medicine (PSOM and UPHS) administration and the University.

Our Mission and Vision

The Society of Clinical Research Coordination and Management represents the clinical research staff at the University of Pennsylvania and promotes their professional development.

Why a New Name?

Clinical research at Penn is driven by a unique and diverse community of research professionals from many career paths and backgrounds. We aim to refine this professional society to advocate for all clinical research professionals and provide useful resources and networking opportunities. In February 2024, the Executive Board voted to change the name of the Society for Clinical Research Coordination and Management (SCRCM) to the Society for Penn Clinical Research Professionals (SPCRP).  By changing our name, we hope to welcome all clinical research professionals across the University of Pennsylvania's research community to participate with our organization.