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Remote & Centralized Monitoring

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What you will learn


Gain a comprehensive understanding of remote and centralized monitoring techniques in clinical trials, from regulatory guidelines to practical applications.


Learn essential regulations and guidelines, including risk-based monitoring approaches and their implementation in remote and statistical monitoring.


Develop skills in utilizing centrally aggregated data, handling monitoring responsibilities, and navigating tools and resources effectively.

Master techniques for engaging with team members, ensuring accurate documentation, and maintaining data integrity and quality in a remote setting.


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Program structure

Monitoring Concepts and Regulatory GuidelinesBEGINNER
2 lessons • 1 assignment • 1 knowledge check • 10 hours


This module will provide you with a thorough understanding of contemporary monitoring methods in clinical trials. You’ll delve into various monitoring concepts, including on-site, remote, and statistical approaches. Additionally, you’ll explore the regulatory guidelines governing these practices and how they fit within a risk-based monitoring framework. By mastering these concepts, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the evolving landscape of clinical trial monitoring.

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

Understand the background of various monitoring concepts, including on-site, remote, and statistical monitoring.

✓ Learn about regulatory guidance for remote and statistical monitoring.

✓ Explore how monitoring concepts integrate into a risk-based monitoring approach.

✓ Gain insights into the transition from theoretical concepts to practical remote and centralized statistical monitoring.

Your instructor:

Andreas Beust


This module provides an in-depth look into the daily responsibilities and workflows of a remote monitor. You’ll explore the tools and resources essential for remote monitoring, how to manage centralized statistical monitoring, and effective documentation practices. By understanding the intricacies of team interactions and what makes a good remote monitor, you’ll be prepared to excel in a remote monitoring role.

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

✓ Gain insight into the daily routine of a remote monitor.
✓ Learn about the responsibilities and tools necessary for remote monitoring.
✓ Understand how to handle centralized statistical monitoring effectively.
✓ Explore the focus areas of monitoring activities and documentation practices.
✓ Identify key qualities and best practices for being a successful remote monitor.

Your instructor:


Joanna Wilinska-Mackowiak

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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There are several reasons why becoming a remote clinical research associate (CRA) can be a great career choice. Here are a few:

  • Flexibility: Working as a remote CRA allows you to have more control over your work schedule and work-life balance. You can work from anywhere, as long as you have a reliable internet connection, which means you can choose to work from home, a coffee shop, or even while traveling.
  • Increased Job Opportunities: Many clinical research companies are transitioning to remote work, which means that there are more job opportunities available for remote CRAs. This can be especially beneficial if you live in a location where there are few or no local clinical research companies.
  • Access to More Studies: As a remote CRA, you have the ability to work on studies that are located in different parts of the world. This can give you exposure to a wider range of studies and therapeutic areas, which can enhance your skills and knowledge as a CRA.
  • Competitive Salary: The salary can vary depending on several factors, including experience, education, geographic location, and the specific company or organization that employs them. However, in general, remote CRAs can expect to earn a salary that is similar to what they would earn working in a traditional office setting. According to data from Glassdoor, the average base salary for a clinical research associate in the United States is around $75,000 per year, with a range of $53,000 to $111,000 per year depending on factors such as location and experience. However, this can vary depending on the company and the specific job responsibilities of the CRA. It is also worth noting that remote CRAs may have different benefits and compensation packages compared to in-office CRAs. Some companies may offer additional benefits to remote workers, such as flexible schedules, remote work stipends, and more comprehensive health insurance.
  • Improved Productivity: Remote CRAs often report higher levels of productivity because they have fewer interruptions and distractions compared to those who work in a traditional office setting. This can lead to better results and more efficient study management.
  • Cost Savings: Working remotely can also save you money on commuting, food, and other work-related expenses, which can add up over time.


Overall, becoming a remote clinical research associate can provide you with a rewarding and flexible career, with opportunities for growth and development within the clinical research industry.

The responsibilities of a remote CRA are similar to those of a CRA working in a traditional office setting. The main difference is that remote CRAs conduct their work from a remote location, typically using online communication and collaboration tools to stay connected with their team and manage their study responsibilities. Here are some of the typical responsibilities of a remote CRA:

  • Study Site Monitoring: Remote CRAs are responsible for monitoring study sites remotely, which involves reviewing study data, documents, and records to ensure that the study is being conducted in accordance with study protocols, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, and applicable regulations.
  • Data Management: Remote CRAs are responsible for managing study data, which involves reviewing and verifying data for accuracy and completeness, resolving data discrepancies, and ensuring that data is collected and entered into the study database in a timely manner.
  • Study Documentation: Remote CRAs are responsible for maintaining study documentation, including study protocols, study reports, and study-related documents, in a secure and organized manner.
  • Communication: Remote CRAs are responsible for communicating with study site personnel, study sponsors, and other members of the study team, using online communication and collaboration tools such as email, video conferencing, and project management software.
  • Compliance: Remote CRAs are responsible for ensuring that the study is conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, including GCP, FDA regulations, and local laws.
  • Training and Support: Remote CRAs may be responsible for providing training and support to study site personnel, including study coordinators and investigators, to ensure that they are familiar with study protocols and procedures.


Overall, the main responsibilities of a remote CRA are to ensure that the study is conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, and to manage study data and documentation in an organized and secure manner.

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 obtaining a remote CRA certification:

  • Professional Development: Obtaining a CRA certification demonstrates a commitment to professional development and shows potential employers that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to be a successful CRA. Certification can help you stand out in a competitive job market and increase your chances of securing a job.
  • Career Advancement: Certification can also help you advance your career as a CRA, providing opportunities for promotions and higher salaries. Certification may also make it easier to transition into other roles in the clinical research industry.
  • Expanded Job Opportunities: Many employers prefer to hire CRAs with certifications. Obtaining a CRA certification can open up a wider range of job opportunities, especially with employers who require certification as a condition of employment.
  • Enhanced Credibility: Certification provides a level of credibility and legitimacy to your professional skills and experience. It shows that you have met a recognized standard of knowledge and expertise in the clinical research field.
  • Access to Professional Resources: Certification can also provide access to professional resources, including ongoing training and education opportunities, networking opportunities, and access to industry-specific publications and journals.

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 remote CRA, there are several educational and professional backgrounds that can be helpful, although there is no one specific educational path or professional background that is required. Some common backgrounds and qualifications that can be helpful for becoming a remote CRA include:

  • Education: A bachelor’s or advanced degree in a science or healthcare-related field such as biology, chemistry, pharmacology, nursing, or a related field can be helpful for a career as a CRA. Many employers prefer candidates with a bachelor’s or advanced degree, although some may accept equivalent experience in lieu of formal education.
  • Relevant Work Experience: Experience working in a healthcare or research-related field is highly valued for becoming a CRA, especially experience in clinical research. Relevant work experience could include working as a clinical research coordinator, data manager, or a similar role in the clinical research industry.
  • Knowledge of GCP Guidelines: Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and regulatory requirements is essential for becoming a CRA. Familiarity with FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, and other relevant regulations can also be beneficial.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills are essential for a CRA, as they will be required to communicate with study site personnel, sponsors, and other members of the study team. Interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a team are also important.
  • Computer Skills: As a remote CRA, you will be required to use various online communication and collaboration tools to manage your study responsibilities. Familiarity with project management software, electronic data capture systems, and other relevant software can be helpful.


Overall, becoming a remote clinical research associate requires a combination of education, relevant work experience, and the ability to effectively manage study responsibilities remotely. It’s important to note that each employer may have their own specific requirements and preferences for CRAs, so it’s always a good idea to carefully review job descriptions and qualification requirements when applying for positions.

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What alumni say about this program

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I have been doing the CRA course for about a month now and so far I am really enjoying it. The lectures are really easy to follow, interesting and informative. I'm looking forward to learning more.

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Very Good

I really enjoyed the course. The content was well condensed to what is really important.



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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

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Course content

Very rich course content.


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.

Ciprian Matcovici


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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Anthony Abudu

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.

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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I want to say a big thank you to all the instructors and VIARES Academy for the great privilege to this unique ,easy to understand and accessible program. You'll have contributed immensely to my life. Good job

Maria Vilas Eiroa



Alot of content relevant to my area of work.

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Regina Akise

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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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