Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs

As part of its mission to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods, USP encourages the sharing of scientific knowledge among global organizations involved in standards-setting and the effective use of standards. To this end, USP offers the following exchange programs:

  • Visiting Scientist Program: Technical scientists from the global community spend three months at one of USP's sites, working hand-in-hand with USP staff and experts on research projects aligned with USP's mission. The program is designed to advance the development of scientists committed to pharmacopoeial work, promote best practices for the development of public standards for medicines and foods, and foster international recognition and harmonization of public standards.

  • International Training Program: Participants convene at USP headquarters for one- or two-week training sessions aimed at strengthening, expanding, and enhancing their existing compendial and regulatory knowledge base. The program includes classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory training.

  • Executive Exchange Program: Government officials and executives join USP’s headquarters for one to two years and work on projects that benefit USP and their own organizations, as well as meet with U.S. regulators and other organizations.