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Does it matter where you get your CRA experience?

I have been so lucky to be invited to interview for my first CRA position -- it is in a hospital (1 of the largest in the UK). The CRA pay in...


Updated 5 days ago

How to get CRA training? - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"]Hi Ann, NEVER pay a dollar for CRA training. Never! Your employer will pay you to go to the...


Updated 10 days ago

Becoming a traveling CRA - 2 Replies

Hi SDV-er May I enquire who pays for the travel and the hotels etc? Would that be the pharma sourcing the CRA or the CRO? I am a CTA and want...


Updated 18 days ago

Clinical Research vs Regulatory Affairs - 68 Replies

Hi rm12, The program overall was good; some courses were definitely more valuable than others. That said, my internship is going really well so...


Updated 23 days ago

CRA Training - Schools in Canada? - 1075 Replies

[QUOTE who="OxfrodCollegeVictim in North York, Ontario"]Hello, I fully agree with this comment. I am an Oxford college victim too! There are a lot...


Updated 1 month ago

MD Needing advice - 1 Reply

Hi kavs. I'm also a MD Microbiologist from India residing in california. Did you get into clinical research? Actually I would like to know the...

Teri Andresen

Updated 1 month ago

CRA equals "billable hours" to CRO sweat shops who all use "Efficency Rating Scales" - 127 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jay Chantlos in Tampa, Florida"]To All, As a recruiter for Kforce Clinical Research Staffing everything I have read on this forum is...


Updated 2 months ago


I'm sorry I meant to add the fact that I don't have medical degree, but I've been working as Lead Data Manager for 13 years

Nate in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

Is it possible for to be a CRA in Japan? - 3 Replies

Everyone, Thank you for looking for my question! Currently, I'm working as NICU registered nurse in USA for 2 years. I don't have RN license in...

A Puida in Land O Lakes, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

CRA Training resources - 284 Replies

Hello Everyone There was recently a link provided in another discussion for free CRA training at NIH. I went into the website. While the website...

Sssssss in Mountain View, California

Updated 4 months ago

Salary of a CRA 1 in Australia - 6 Replies

Hi i've looking at and it is hard to find the salary of a CRA 1 in Australia because the salary is always hidden. In the recruitment...

Phdinwaiting in Sydney, Australia

Updated 4 months ago

What is an average day like for a CRA? - 162 Replies

what does a typical day consist of for a CRA? I am still deciding if this would be a career I would find interesting/enjoyable? I have heard there is...


Updated 4 months ago

Course notes of SoCRA one day training for CCRP exam - 179 Replies

Hi, I want to take the CCRP exam this year. Anyone has the course notes of SoCRA one day training in preparation for CCRP exam? And anyone want...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

On Average How Many Protocol does an experienced CRA work on a year - 26 Replies

Hello Everyone, On Average how many studies or protocols does an experienced CRA work with per year? How many initiation and close out visits...

SAE4ME in San Jose, California

Help with a career change getting OUT of ClinOps/CRA/CRO/Pharma land?

I've started/contributed to discussions like this before, they usually get highjacked & become discussions about how to become a CRA. However I...

Katie in Korea, Republic of

looking for data management jobs

Hi all, I have been working as a CRA for 4 yrs in Korea and looking for data management jobs in the US/UK/Canada. Do you see it is possible for...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

Would it be hard to become a CRA in Canada/UK or US if you are a foreigner? - 2 Replies

Hello, I've been working as a regulatory science analyst (RA specialist) in Korea about 2 years and I used to work as a project management associate...

BrainGirl in Oakland, California

INC Research? PPD?

Anyone worked for either company? If so, can you share your feedback? Thanks!

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

New CRA (almost!) - 1 Reply

Hi everyone. OK, I'm freaking out a little. I've been a CCRC and trial coordinator for 4 years... 2 years with cardiology trials and most recently...

Aid in Richmond Hill, Ontario

CRA Humber college

Hi Do you have any information or experience about online Clinical Research program in Humber college? As far as I know this program was changed...

Aid in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Online Clinical Research Humber

Hi every one , Do you have any information or experience about online Clinical Research program in Humber college? As far as I know this program...

Jeremy in Alexandria, Virginia

Updated 6 months ago

Certification for CRA, which one is better? ACRP or SoCRA? - 13 Replies

Hi, can anyone help me with the question as above? From the employer's point of view, which one is more attractive to them if you put your...

aish in Denver, Colorado

Updated 7 months ago

Career path following a CRA - 26 Replies

Greetings all. I was wondering what the typical (if there is one) career path is following employment as an entry-level CRA. I realize that there...

Ridhs in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 8 months ago

Victim of Wireclass - 2 Replies

Its an advice to all jobseekers to be aware of "". Houston, texas based consultancy with branch offices in India too.some of there...

Katie in Seoul, Korea, Republic of

experienced Korean CRA looking for jobs in the US

Hi all, I would like to hear your opinions about job opportunities in the US for Korean CRA. I was born and educated in Korea and have been...

Sam in Queens Village, New York

Updated 9 months ago

ACRP CCRA mock exam questions - 23 Replies

Just done with the CRA FDA practice exam. Anyone who wants to share or discuss the questions, please feel free. I have doubt about the answer for...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 9 months ago

Types of experience for CRA - 1 Reply

I am currently a research technologist and am getting my MPH in Epidemiology. I work in a clinical lab doing assays and data entry, I have spoken...

Anonymous in Fort Collins, Colorado

Supply/Demand Employment in Biotech/Pharma Research?

I am wondering what the supply/demand employment picture looks like in the Biotech/Pharma science/research field- how many jobs per job seeker. I am...

Hardik in Bharuch, India

Updated 10 months ago


I completed my CRA/CRC Pofessional Development Program recently.I have a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Health Services Administration. I...

Iain Logan in Reading, United Kingdom

Clinical Research Career Path

Hi all, I was just hoping someone could give me some guidance here. I have completed my undergraduate degree in Bioscience from a UK top 10...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 10 months ago

Are most CRA positions field based? - 1 Reply

Hello! I'm interested in becoming a CRA but I can't seem to find a lot of information about this field in my country, much less in the city where I...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 10 months ago

M.S. in CRA vs CRM? - 1 Reply

Hi, I am graduating in December with my B.S. in Biochemistry. I have almost one years experience working as a senior lab tech doing DNA research....

Wishfulthinking in Chicago, Illinois

As a career, how do you rate CRA.

1 alright, 10 the best decision I've ever made

Cal in Great Neck, New York

Updated 11 months ago

How to get CRA certificate? - 132 Replies

Should I just take an online course or is there an exam for it? Thanks in advance!

Cal in Great Neck, New York

Updated 11 months ago

How to get entry level job in clinical research? - 1 Reply

Hi. I have masters in pharmaceutical sciences from foreign university.I would like to start career as CRA. No previous experience in the field. How...

Josh Simon in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

A couple of unofficial training resources

I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of resources I have just put up on the web for those that deal with or wish to become CRA's: First...

Wishfulthinking in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 13 months ago

How did you become a CRA? - 8 Replies

I'm currently in high school, planning for college and I want to become a CRA, so I'm wondering what major your chose to become a CRA? Should I get a...

CRA in Montréal, Quebec

Difference between working for a CRO vs hospital in CRA or CRC

can you please share which would be more rewarding to work for which pay more, and which has more secure job

Sara in Montréal, Quebec

Please help CTAs CRCs and CRAs -work in a hospital or CRO organization which is better please help

I have a Bsc. in chemistry and just got my CCRP recently on feb. I am looking for jobs but no luck, so I joined a community where they will put me...

Yukiko in Nishinomiya, Japan

Can I get work permission of UK as a CRA

I'm starting to work as a CRA in Japan. I also want to work in UK after getting experiences. I wonder if I'll be able to get work permission in UK...

Study_coordinator in Knoxville, Tennessee

Updated 13 months ago

Getting a CRA position right out of college - 29 Replies

Is it realistic to obtain a CRA position with only a B.S in Biology? I just graduated, and one of my contacts is pushing me to submit my resume for...

Zoey in Taiwan

Updated 14 months ago

Hong Kong CRA Experience in Canada/USA - 19 Replies

Hi all, I am educated in Canada and became a CRA in Hong Kong (trained by an international CRO) for 2.5 years already. What are the chances for me...

kas4520 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 14 months ago

Breaking into Clinical Research Management from Academia - 1 Reply

I have a B.A in Neuroscience and I am about to acquire my M.S. in Neuroscience and Physiology. I am very interested in pursuing a career in Clinical...

sara in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 14 months ago

I am sick of seeking a job in Clinical Research - 8 Replies

Hi I am sick of looking for a job in clinical research, I have a BSC. in chemistry and recent certified CCRP, ICH and GCP guidelines is everyone had...

ij in Wilmington, California

Updated 14 months ago

Clinical Research Associate from Germany - relocating to the US - 1 Reply

Dear All, I am in the clinical research business since 8 years now, two as a Study Nurse (including deputy ward manager) and six years as a CRA. I...

ij in Wilmington, California

Updated 14 months ago

CTA vs CRA - 3 Replies

Could some one help me clarify the distinction between clinical trial assistant and clinical research associate? What is the pay difference? And is...

Lost-Love in Johannesburg, South Africa

Updated 15 months ago

Salary for CRA in USA & immigration charges for Indian citizen - 32 Replies

Dear Folks, Can anybody guide me about the standard salary for CRA position in USA.? Also throw some light on type of required work visa and...

yochingchen in Taipei, Taiwan

Would the job "Contract Associate" be a plus for pursuing a CRA position in the future?

Hi everyone. I have a Master degree in Molecular Medicine, and have 2 month of internship experience in a generic pharma, also experience in...

Raj in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated 16 months ago

what are the chances i can get a working visa if I apply as CRA in the US or Canada? - 13 Replies

I graduated BS Biology and General Practioner in industrial setting, but i want to try working as CRA either in US or canada because of salary but i...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 16 months ago

Possible to get hired to be a CRA with a DWI? - 5 Replies

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows if having a dwi on your record will stop you from being hired as a CRA? Especially with the NJ law that...

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