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Clinical Research Associate

On successful completion of this program, you will be certified and will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start at an entry level role as Clinical Research Associate, In-House Clinical Research Associate or similar.

What you will learn

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Gain a deep understanding of the entire medicines development lifecycle, from research to regulatory submissions.

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Learn essential ICH GCP guidelines and navigate regulatory frameworks in the EU and USA, including FDA regulations.

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Develop skills in designing study protocols, selecting and monitoring trial sites, and managing clinical data.

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Master techniques for patient protection, adverse event reporting, and ensuring data quality and integrity.

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Program structure

Medicines Development Process, Good Clinical PracticeINTERMEDIATE
2 lessons • 1 assignment • 1 knowledge check • 8 hours
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build a strong foundation in the clinical research field

This first module will help you build a strong foundation in the clinical research field. You’ll explore the key stages of medicines development, from research and discovery to clinical trials and regulatory submissions. Additionally, you’ll master the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) to ensure patient safety and data integrity throughout your research.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

✓ Understand the background of medicines development and its critical processes.

✓ Learn about the research and discovery stages, and how product development progresses.

✓ Explore the phases of clinical development and their significance.

✓ Gain insights into regulatory submission, Health Technology Assessment, and lifecycle management.

✓ Master ICH GCP and other applicable regulations essential for clinical research.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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MASTER THE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE OF CLINICAL RESEARCH

In this module, you’ll dive into the intricate regulatory environments of the EU and USA. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the national and international regulatory requirements, including ICH GCP E6 (R2), and learn the importance of compliance in your professional work. This module will equip you with the necessary skills to handle audits, inspections, and to develop robust quality assurance systems.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

Understand the significance of regulatory requirements in clinical research.

Learn about the regulatory systems in the USA and EU.

Master the monitor’s role in audits and inspections.

Recognize and deal with misconduct and suspected fraud.

Develop skills required before, during, and after inspections/audits.

Your instructor:

Gabrielle Disselhoff VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training

GABI DISSELHOFF

Regulatory & Quality expert
38 years in pharmaceutical development

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DESIGN YOUR CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES WITH PRECISION

This comprehensive module provides an in-depth understanding of clinical trial design and the various roles and responsibilities within clinical research. You’ll delve into the critical components of a study protocol, explore diverse trial design methodologies, and gain insights into the ethical and regulatory frameworks that govern clinical research. Learn from expert Eric Klaver and master the skills necessary to ensure the integrity and success of your clinical trials.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

Understand the design features of a clinical trial.

Describe the rationale of complying with any given study protocol to protect patient rights and ensure data integrity.

Learn the roles and responsibilities of each key party in clinical research activities.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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EFFECTIVELY SELECT AND INITIATE CLINICAL TRIAL SITES

This module offers a detailed understanding of how to assess and prepare clinical trial sites. You’ll learn to evaluate investigational sites, implement strategies for site enhancement, and conduct effective site initiation visits. These skills are essential for ensuring successful clinical trials and efficient site management.

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✓ Understand the qualities of a good investigator site.

✓ Learn the purpose of an initiation visit.

✓ Plan and organise appropriate training for trial site staff.

✓ Follow up on identified issues and escalate problems as needed.

✓ Encourage investigator sites in patient recruitment using ethical methods.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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ENSURE EFFECTIVE MONITORING AND CLOSURE OF CLINICAL TRIAL SITES

This module provides crucial insights into monitoring and closing clinical trial sites. You’ll learn how to assess site performance, conduct effective monitoring and close-out visits, and develop strategies to address any issues that arise. These skills are essential for maintaining the integrity and efficiency of clinical trials.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

✓ Understand the purpose of monitoring.

✓ Prepare and conduct effective monitoring visits.

✓ Follow up on identified issues and escalate problems as needed.

✓ Assess site performance and develop strategies for improvement where needed.

✓ Prepare and conduct effective close-out visits.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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ENSURE PATIENT SAFETY AND MANAGE ADVERSE EVENTS

This module focuses on securing patient safety and handling adverse events in clinical trials. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the informed consent process, adverse event identification and reporting, and strategies to protect patient confidentiality and data integrity. These skills are essential for maintaining ethical standards and compliance in clinical research.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

✓ Know how to encourage investigator sites to conduct patient recruitment ethically.

✓ Verify that the informed consent process has been properly performed and documented.

✓ Understand factors affecting patient safety and data integrity at investigator sites.

✓ Comprehend adverse event reporting requirements.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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MASTER THE MANAGEMENT OF INVESTIGATIONAL MEDICINAL PRODUCTS

This module covers the comprehensive management of investigational medicinal products (IP). You will learn about drug accountability, storage, dispensing, and documentation. The module also addresses randomization and blinding procedures, ensuring compliance with protocols, and FDA inspection findings. These skills are critical for maintaining the integrity and safety of clinical trials.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

✓ Understand the key aspects of investigational product management.

✓ Learn the responsibilities of the Sponsor, Monitor, and Investigator.

✓ Conduct IP reconciliation at the end of the trial.

✓ Understand randomization and blinding processes.

✓ Monitor IP-related aspects during visits (drug accountability, storage conditions, etc.).

✓ Familiarize with common findings from FDA inspections.

Your instructor:

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KHILNA SAMAT

Meet Khilna Samat, a biochemistry major with a passion to connect top talent with opportunities. With experience working at a clinical trials site in the U.S., she has managed phase II-IV clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas as a skilled Clinical Research Coordinator and played a pivotal role in improving and standardizing the study start-up process at the site as a Study Start-Up Specialist.

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MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

This module provides essential knowledge on managing clinical trial data effectively. You will learn about the structure and purpose of Case Report Forms (CRFs), accurate data collection, compliance with data validation plans, and the documentation requirements for essential documents. These skills are critical for maintaining data integrity and ensuring regulatory compliance in clinical trials.

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and a general overview.

✓ Understand the purpose and structure of a Case Report Form (CRF).

✓ Learn the process for accurate data collection.

✓ Ensure that the investigator site is aware of the requirement of archiving essential documents in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations.

Your instructor:

Gavin Chait VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Expert Instructor

GAVIN CHAIT

Data Scientist at Whythawk

This exam will help you apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills, covering a wide range of topics from the certificate program to ensure your readiness for a position in clinical research.

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Why should I enrol in this Clinical Research Associate course?
Enrolling in this Clinical Research Associate (CRA) course allows you to contribute to medical advancements by participating in clinical trials that test new drugs and devices, improving patient lives. The field offers substantial career growth potential, with high demand for skilled CRAs leading to opportunities for advancement and increased earnings. The role also provides flexibility, allowing you to work for various employers, including pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions, or remotely with travel opportunities. Additionally, it offers personal fulfillment by playing a crucial role in enhancing patient outcomes.

The typical responsibilities of a CRA can vary depending on the employer, the stage of the clinical trial, and the size of the study team. However, some common responsibilities of a CRA may include:

  • Study site management: CRAs are often responsible for managing the study sites participating in a clinical trial. This may involve conducting site feasibility assessments, training site staff on study protocols and procedures, and monitoring site performance.
  • Data collection and review: CRAs may collect and review study data to ensure that it is accurate and complete. This may involve reviewing medical records, lab reports, and other documentation.
  • Adverse event monitoring: CRAs are responsible for monitoring adverse events reported by study participants and ensuring that they are reported and managed appropriately.
  • Regulatory compliance: CRAs must ensure that the study is conducted in accordance with relevant regulations and guidelines, such as good clinical practice (GCP) and the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines.
  • Documentation: CRAs must maintain accurate and complete study documentation, including case report forms (CRFs), study logs, and other study-related documents.
  • Communication: CRAs must communicate effectively with study team members, site staff, and study participants to ensure that the study is conducted smoothly and that any issues are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Subject recruitment: CRAs may be involved in supporting recruitment of eligible study participants.

 

Overall, the role of a CRA is multifaceted and requires a high level of attention to detail, organization, and communication skills.

Upon enrollment you will receive your first certification “Confirmation of Enrollment”. After successful completion of the course and your exam, you get your personal “Course Certificate” including:

  • course title
  • contact hours
  • continuing education units (CEU)
  • your overall course score
  • date of completion
  • personal certificate verification code
 

We also show you how to best share your certificate on LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

There are several reasons why you might consider getting a CRA certification:

Demonstrated knowledge and commitment: Obtaining a CRA certification demonstrates to employers and colleagues that you have a strong understanding of clinical research processes, regulations, and best practices. It shows your commitment to your career in clinical research and can set you apart from other candidates when applying for jobs.

Increased job opportunities: Many employers prefer or require candidates with CRA certifications for their open positions. Having a certification can make you a more competitive candidate and increase your job opportunities.

Career advancement: A CRA certification can help you advance in your career by opening up opportunities for promotion, leadership roles, and increased pay.

Continuing education: Many employers require ongoing education and professional development, which can help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

Overall, obtaining a CRA certification can help you stand out in a competitive job market, demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to your career, and open up opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

No, you can proceed with the course in your own pace. But please keep in mind, that you might have to purchase a course extension in order to continue learning (check the pricing table above).

To become a CRA, you will typically need a bachelor’s degree in a life science or healthcare-related field, such as biology, chemistry, nursing, or pharmacy. However, some employers may accept degrees in other fields if you have relevant work experience.

In addition to a degree, it is beneficial to have experience working in the healthcare or research industry. This can include positions such as a research assistant, laboratory technician, or nurse. Other skills for a CRA include attention to detail, strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and problem-solving abilities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software is also important.

If you are not sure if this is the right training for you, we are happy to help you make the right decision. Email us at academy@viares.com and we will contact you.

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Clinical Research Associate

The course is amazing journey into clinical research career attainment with deep insights of course units that are enriching ,from which knowledge and skills are drawn from , the course contents so far are rich and contributive to career progress.

very informative

very user friendly and lots of information to gather. Thank you

Clinical Study Coordinator Academy

Course content

Very rich course content.

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I want to say a big thank you to all VIARES Coordinators, for a well packaged program. It is so easy to understand a well-organized. I have just completed the Clinical Research Associate, it was awesome. I will recommend it to friends.

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Fabulous and super powered

The CTA was very informative and had a wide topics covered. I am a fresher to the field but now with the knowledge imparted by all the professionals, I feel empowered, Thank you all. Looking forward to complete the other courses in the All in One Academy, Thank you Viares Team

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So far my journey here to become a CRA has been so insightful and impactful. I look forward to more exciting topics and lectures as far as the CRA program is concerned.

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Vincent Alushula
Straight forward course

Very informative yet user friendly

Great information

My only critique is with the navigation. When you finish one module it should have an arrow to go to menu of next module The course content is great and informative

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Alot of content relevant to my area of work.

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This is awesome experience for me, the course outline is so easy to understand. Thank you Viares and all the lecturers, you all did a fantastic job. The course is 100% relevant.

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Nasson Chibwana
Very informative

The course structure is very simple to follow and above all the topics are taught by experts in the field.

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Mr Vincent

Awesome Self explanatory course. User friendly and easy to navigate and work it out. A love the fact that it keeps tabs with previous topic location.

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Excellent value for money

So far this has been a great purchase. I have completed two of the courses and am working on a third.

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It is well explained and easy to understand , It opened my eyes to the highly new research world.

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