10-Week Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) On-Boarding Program

Course Description

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) has a vital role in the conduct of a clinical trial and is a key liaison between the investigator, subject, IRB, and sponsor. The online 10-Week Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) On-Boarding Program will provide a comprehensive introduction to clinical research and the job functions of the CRC for both drug/biologic and device trials. This program will provide core skills and encourage critical thinking to those individuals looking to support, facilitate, and coordinate the daily activities of clinical trials.

Case studies and industry best practices will be presented to underscore how the learning objectives apply directly to the responsibilities of the CRC.

The resources required to take this on-line course are already at your fingertips - an Internet connection and a phone. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation that provides you with the Web Seminar link and audio connection information.

Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive comprehensive course materials. Come to class prepared to interact – you will be able to ask questions, provide feedback and participate in discussions and group work. Upon course completion, participants will be provided training certificates. In order to receive accreditation CEUs, participants are required to pass both a mid-term and final exam. Upon completion of the exams, CEU certificates will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Prepare for what a pharmaceutical or device sponsor is looking for in a research site during a pre-study evaluation or site selection visit
  • Understand the requirements for source documentation, case report forms, study tool development, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Define informed consent requirements and learn the process of conducting informed consent
  • Define safety reporting: Definitions and reporting requirements
  • Discuss regulatory compliance and quality assurance as it relates to audits and inspections

Who Should Attend

  • Aspiring CRCs (This course is also appropriate for CRCs with less than six months of experience)
  • College Students and New Graduates in a Scientific Field
  • Nurses interested in developing skills in clinical research

NOTE: This course is for individual registrants only and does not allow for group training.