Clinical Research Project Manager Academy

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 Project Manager or similar.


 Successfully complete the 9 competency modules below to obtain your VIARES Clinical Research Project Manager Certificate.

Clinical Research Project Manager

  • Get familiar with project management terminology.
  • Define project success criteria.
  • Set up project phases correctly.
  • Choose fitting tools to manage a project.
  • Communicate efficiently while managing a project.
  • Understand typical differences between the PM’s role depending on the company type.
  • Understand the stakeholder landscape.
  • Analyse stakeholders.
  • Identify key stakeholders.
  • Communicate successfully with different stakeholders choosing adequate style, frequency, and the level of detail.
  • Understand the project external and internal environment.
  • Assess how the environmental factors affect the project.
  • Define requirements to make the project a success story.
  • Define the project scope.
  • Build a strong project definition.
  • Obtain the approval for your project definition.
  • Differentiate risks, constraints, and issues.
  • Identify project risks and decide on a suitable primary response strategy.
  • Analyse project risks in three dimensions – likelihood, impact, and detectability.
  • Quantify risks and calculate the Risk Priority Number.
  • Optimise conditions for high risks.
  • Monitor risks and keep them under control.
  • Assess the effectiveness of your risk management process.
  • Understand the regulatory framework for risk management in clinical studies.
  • Apply general risk management principles and procedures on clinical projects.
  • Develop the Clinical Risk Management Plan.
  • Use adequate tools to manage clinical study risks efficiently.
  • Communicate effectively with functional teams to manage clinical study risks successfully.
  • Identify key stages of a project.
  • Analyse whether something is missing for a successful delivery (gaps).
  • Plan how to bridge the gaps.
  • Assign responsibilities to your team members.
  • Develop the clinical study budget.
  • Prepare a detailed realistic plan (baseline schedule) of the project including milestones, critical path, work breakdown, and allocated resources.
  • Use a well-designed baseline schedule to measure progress and manage the project in the execution phase.
  • Monitor study progress.
  • Identify early signs of the project falling behind or going astray compared to the plan.
  • Apply measures to keep the project on track.
  • Apply measures to maintain GCP and regulatory compliance.
  • Control study costs and handle out-of-scope requests.
  • Manage and support your team during audits and inspections.
  • Manage CAPA plans effectively and efficiently.
  • Contribute to the timely development of the CSR.
  • Avoid project drift by proper planning, strong management, and clear communication.
  • Set project completion criteria and produce an adequate Project Acceptance Checklist.
  • Lead the close-out meeting.
  • Evaluate the project – what went well, what went wrong and why, derive lessons learnt.

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Upon enrollment you will receive your first certification “Confirmation of Enrollment”. After successful completion of the course and your exam, you get your personal “Clinical Research Project Manager” 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.

Getting a clinical project manager certificate can provide you with several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced skills and knowledge: A clinical project manager certificate program can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage clinical trials, including project planning, regulatory compliance, risk management, and team coordination. You can gain expertise in the latest regulations and trends in the field, and stay up-to-date with the latest industry best practices.
  • Career advancement: A clinical project manager certificate can enhance your resume and demonstrate to potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills required for a clinical project manager position. It can also help you stand out in a competitive job market and increase your chances of career advancement.
  • Industry recognition: A clinical project manager certificate can provide additional credibility and recognition in the field.

Overall, getting a clinical project manager certificate can provide you with a valuable credential, enhanced skills and knowledge, and opportunities for career advancement and networking in the clinical research field.



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The VIARES CRA Academy has been exceptional, and I give a great deal of credit to the VIARES team for creating a superior program and being well-organized, responsive, and helpful. The trainers were always available to guide us accordingly


and provide real-life insights. VIARES’s investment in their students goes above and beyond.



VIARES Academy’s flexibility and content lay out are unique for a clinical research program. With practical examples, detailed follow up webinar, it creates reinforcement of modules allowing candidates to strengthen concepts and find real life


solutions. I learnt so much on drug development, clinical operations & regulatory affairs even after being in academic research for six years and now look forward to build on more industry related skills. Thank you to all the tutors and administration.


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Bhagyalakshmi N

Clinical Research Project Manager Academy


Following my passion for clinical research and developing my career in this field, VIARES ACADEMY has played an incredible role, with the opportunity to be enrolled in such extraordinary, structured, well-organized, and dynamic training programs, led byClinical Research Professionals. Recently, I have been a graduate in Clinical Research Project Management Program, after CRA Talent program in April 2020. Definitely, from both programs, I have gained the skills of learning and thinking at the same time through assignments and knowledge checks. As Confucius said: “Learning without thinking is useless, thinking without learning is dangerous“

Petyo Georgiev

Clinical Research Project Manager

Very valuable content

Love the structure and value this course gave me. Will start my job soon as a CRPM.

Mariana Moreira
Great course!

Very enlightening and well-coordinated!

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Clinical Research Project Manager Academy
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Kamila Novak, MSc, has been involved in clinical research since 1995, having worked in various positions in pharma and CROs. Since 2010, she has been working as an independent consultant in medical writing, auditing, training, project and risk management. She delivered dozens of courses in areas related to clinical research and project management. In August 2019, Kamila became a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015. Kamila is a Core Team Member in the DIA GCP & QA, Clinical Research, and Project Management Communities.

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