CRP Directory


The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) launched the CRP Directory in October 2018 to develop a community of Clinical Research Practitioners all playing a part in shaping their professional identity and practice.

The Directory is open to those who are:

  • working in a research delivery role that involves direct contact with patients and activities in clinical environments or other health and social care research settings
  • not registered with a healthcare profession.
  • as a space for CRPs to be consulted and to contribute to an application seeking registration for CRPs. Registration will be voluntary, and the standards set will be similar to the high levels found in statutory regulation for nursing and other allied health professions.

Approval has now been given by the Professional Standards Authority for the AHCS to establish a new part of their accredited register for CRPs.  The register will be open to eligible applicants in April 2021 following piloting and evaluation.

The Academy supports CRPs and the contribution they are making to the national Covid-19 research response.

To find out more about the CRP Directory and Register click here

To view the NIHR website click here