clinical research associate


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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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Stuart Meredith, a PPD senior clinical research associate (CRA) based in the U.
The largest single staffing commitment is to clinical research associates (CRAs) or monitors, which average 4.
CROs may employ clinical research associates to liaise with study sites, data collectors, data monitors, statisticians, technicians, clinicians and others to accomplish all of the tasks with a research study.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, American College of Clinical Investigators, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation, International Society of Nephrology, Society of Clinical Research Associates, the Cardio-Renal Society, and is the Founder and President of NephroNet Clinical Trials Consortium.
Careers in the Healthcare Information Management area include medical transcriptionists, medical secretaries, medical coders and billers, medical assistants, medical representatives, medical butlers and clinical research associates.
Together, the technologies will help simplify, streamline and speed electronic data capture, mobile data capture and data review by clinical data entry staff, investigators and clinical research associates.
The increase in hiring by contract research organisations (CROs) created new and replacement hiring demand for clinical research associates at the junior and mid levels.
There, he was responsible for project management and resourcing of all European Union projects, and oversaw a team of project directors, clinical research managers, clinical research associates, regulatory affairs managers, and quality assurance managers.
Many John Muir Health Clinical Research Center staff are certified through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).
Two professional organizations dedicated to the support of clinical research professionals are the Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Offering professional training and education since 2001, PAREXEL Academy, based in Berlin, Germany, provides postgraduate courses for clinical research associates, study nurses, and study coordinators.
International associations offering investigator certification programmes include the American Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) and the Drug Information Association (DIA); (7,8) however, a minimal number of researchers obtain such certification.
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