About Chapters

SOCRA Chapters are designed to offer colleagues a way to acquire continuing education credit for SOCRA CCRP recertification and to become involved with SOCRA’s educational programming. Such programming is of no cost to SOCRA members.

SOCRA chapters epitomize peer to peer learning for the benefit of continuing education.

A SOCRA chapter’s membership consists of current members of SOCRA who are located within a non-exclusive geographic area defined by the local chapter. The chapter’s “active” membership will then consist of those who are interested in developing and participating in continuing education programs to assist the membership in securing CE related to the regulations and guidelines that govern clinical research. All such educational programs will be of benefit to clinical research professionals and other parties who might be interested in clinical research.

Starting a Chapter 

Interested members may contact the SOCRA office for information regarding the chapter program. Chapter Chairs must be members of SOCRA and hold their CCRP.

  • Chapters of SOCRA are defined as regional education delivery committees of the Society.
  • Chapters function in accordance with the stated rules and regulations established by the Board of Directors of the Society and within the stated purposes set forth in the SOCRA bylaws.


  • Chapters are an extension of the Society and a reflection of the educational needs of the membership.
  • The SOCRA office is responsible to the Board of Directors for chapter coordination activities. The SOCRA office reports to the Board of Directors through the President or the Executive Director.

SOCRA currently has over 50 active chapters throughout the world holding local meetings for local members.
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