A Guide to become a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
Clinical Research Associate is one of the richest designations in clinical research. One must have to complete knowledge of the trial process or he / she must have done certificate course for clinical research.
How one can go for a Clinical Research Associate Profile?
After Successful Completion of Clinical Research Course the candidate need to work as an intern first to learn the clinical trial as clinical research co-coordinator. While working as clinical research coordinator one get the exact and hands-on knowledge of clinical trial and the exact knowledge of all regulatory guidelines and the clinical trial. This experience is very fruitful for the career in clinical research and which is mandatory to grab further levels of job opportunities in clinical research. After taking an experience of research coordinator or trial monitor candidates are eligible to go for a research associate profile and they can directly switch to CRA position according to their capabilities. Candidates can switch to CRA profile after getting an experience in any core clinical research profile.
Roles and Responsibilities of Clinical Research Associate
A clinical research associate is a health care or life sciences professions who oversees clinical trials on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, medical research institutes, and government agencies. They are sometimes called clinical monitors or trial monitors or trial monitors. A key part of the job is to monitor the study trial while it’s going according to GCP guidelines which are developed by ICH.The CRA is an in charge of verifying the safety rights and wellbeing of patients enrolled in a trial, as well as checking that all the reported clinical data is accurate and verifiable. CRA manages a trial at several sites around the state or country and is the main point of contact for any site conducting a trial. One can eventually move up the ladder to a managerial position within a company or the other organization. They are the in-charge for verifying the safety, rights, and wellbeing of patients enrolled in a trial as well as checking that all the reported clinical trial data is accurate and verifiable. CRA manages the several trial sites around a state or country. They are main person of getting details of any other sites conducting a trial so one can eventually move up the stages to a managerial position within the company or in another organization. CRA is the only person holding special authorities to handle site activity along with CRO and SPONSOR. CRA has the detailed knowledge of regulatory requirement, site information, ICH-GCP, clinical data management knowledge for reviewing the clinical data and the data entry, including AE/SAE, reporting and ETHICS COMMITTEE.