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clinical research associate

A person employed by a sponsor, or by a contract research organisation acting on a sponsor's behalf, who monitors the progress of investigator sites participating in a clinical study. At some sites (primarily in academic settings), clinical research co-ordinators are called clinical research accociates.
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Along with the acquisition, the two parties entered into a long-term supplier agreement through which Waste Management will continue to supply the CRA plants with the collected glass.
Associated Bank received a "satisfactory" rating at its most recent CRA evaluation by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC"), (17) as of November 10, 2003.
The CRA had proposed buying the property from the Reseda-Canoga Park Housing Trust Funds - made up of property tax increment dollars or bond proceeds.
The SEC has preliminarily identified criteria that would determine if a CRA meets the third component of the NRSRO definition, such as: experience and training of analysts, average number of issues covered, information sources relied upon, extent of contact with an issuer's management and how a CRA identifies and managers conflicts of interest affecting its ratings business.
At present, CRA lending in New York City is providing high-quality opportunities for banks, with the benefit of bringing in CRA credits, which may take on added importance in a potential bank merger or acquisition situation.
Willful" in this context is comparable to "intentional" under the CRA.
Even though the main bill was designed to provide broader interstate branching capabilities and money for the bank insurance fund, many lawmakers said most constituent calls and letters dealt with CRA.
CRA administrator Robert ``Bud'' Ovrom denied that the agency would be bailing out the partnership, saying that the CRA would pay based on the appraisal and that the community would get a better, less-dense development of about 20 town houses to be bought by people with low to moderate income, rather than - as originally planned - 32 apartments to be rented by people with very low income.
Juniper Bank received a "satisfactory" rating at its most recent CRA performance examination by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), as of May 13, 2003.
Lauderdale, Florida-based Community Capital Management is a GIPS([R]) compliant investment manager that manages fixed income portfolios, including the CRA Qualified Investment Fund.
As noted previously, Bank received an overall "satisfactory" rating in its most recent CRA evaluation, with a "high satisfactory" under the service test overall and separately in North Carolina.
It's not OK to just give money out, and it's clear the CRA has not done its job in determining how its money is being used,'' Chick said at a City Hall news conference where she released the audit.