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Updated 5 days ago

How to get CRA training? - 37 Replies

[QUOTE who="lperez in Kalamazoo, Michigan"]I have 12 years experience as a CRC with a Medical Assistant degree and an Associates in Medical...


Updated 20 days ago

Victim of Wireclass - 20 Replies

Is the Global IT experts inc the sister company of Wireclass also fraud..please let me know I can stop myself to fall into their trap. Can...


Updated 24 days ago

Course notes of SoCRA one day training for CCRP exam - 192 Replies

Hi all, If anyone is able to send my their notes from the one day training course to prep for the exam I would greatly appreciate it! I take the...


Updated 29 days ago

How did you become a CRA? - 14 Replies

Is it worth taking courses? I'm in California, we have UCSC/UCBerkley extensions with CRA courses. Does it help? many people say NO..just networking...

n14 from scarborough in Scarborough, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago

CRA Training - Schools in Canada? - 1079 Replies

Hi all, I recently became interested in clin research as a career. However I do not have the training or experience. Can anyone recommend...

Rene in Lodi, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Clinical Research Coordinator - Training - Exam prep - 17 Replies

Hi, If anyone is having problems with compliance at the site or needs assistance in preparing for their exam, I.E. CCRC, CCRP, CCRA. Please feel...

Dhara in New York, New York

Updated 2 months ago

ACRP CCRA mock exam questions - 27 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...

YNP in Illinois

Updated 2 months ago

why is oncology monitoring experience CRAs hard to find... - 5 Replies

Hi all, just wondering how specialized the oncology monitoring area for CRAs is. There does not seem to be too many CRAs with that experience out...

lilly...90i in Spring, Texas

Multinational/ International Clinical Research Associate

Are there any clinical research associate positions that require international travel. I have 4 years of experience and have been looking for a new...

brownd8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

IMARC University Clinical Research Monitor Training

Hi, I am a new monitor at an academic institution with several years of research experience looking for clinical research monitor training to help...

Pharmomentum in Overland Park, Kansas

Updated 4 months ago


I did a Clinical Research Associate couse on line last March. In the partial tests I got 91%, 96% and 94%. In the final Mastery test I got 94%. I...

Sam in Queens Village, New York

Updated 5 months ago

How to get CRA certificate? - 139 Replies

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

John in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 5 months ago

Clinical Research vs Regulatory Affairs - 80 Replies

I've been accepted to Humber for this upcoming fall (2015) for both the regulatory affairs program and the clinical research program and I'm having a...

Lisa Johnson in Auburn, California

Updated 5 months ago

Contract CRA - what is the hourly rate? + other questions - 27 Replies

I've been a CRA for 2.5 years, mainly working for pharma. I wish to move on to contracting and found myself some companies. My questions...

Sergiu in Clarksburg, Maryland

Updated 5 months ago

What is an average day like for a CRA? - 160 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...

Debbie Mange in Oberlin, Ohio

Updated 6 months ago

10 + yrs. research experience CRA SEEK Contract CRA opportunities with Pharma/CRO - 3 Replies

Dear Sponsors, CROs, and Recruiters My name is Michael and I am an independent contract CRA based in the Washington, DC metro area. I am...

SAE4ME in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 6 months ago

Career after CRA/PM - 2 Replies

Many of us who have been in the clinical research industry as CRA, CTAs or PMs are now wondering what to do next. I mean, not in terms of progression...

SamH in Norcross, Georgia

how to get a job in clinical research

Hello, I have a MD/ foreign medical graduate but do not have a bachelor’s degree. I am interested in clinical research but I do not have any...

Mark in Mission Viejo, California

How do I turn off Indeed asking me to provide info on old employers?

Ever since I built a resume on Indeed, I keep getting asked to review the companies I worked for, to post pictures of the company, etc. These...

Eugene in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Updated 8 months ago

Looking for independent contract CRAs in several US areas - 6 Replies

Good day, We are a medium size pharmaceutical company currently looking for independent contract CRAs in several US areas. Our therapeutic area is...

Ranjana nayak in Des Plaines, Illinois

Updated 9 months ago

Masters in Clinical Research - 325 Replies

I am a Clinical Research Associate within Merck & Co., Inc.. I would like to know if there are any good schools to get my masters in public...

DoomedbyGoogle in Irvine, California

Updated 9 months ago

CRA equals "billable hours" to CRO sweat shops who all use "Efficency Rating Scales" - 128 Replies

After 18 years as a CRA I just got fired again from a CRO. I was a contractor through a placement agency. The reason the CRO stated was that I was...

JB in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

Career Change Advice - 17 Replies

Hi, Has anyone ever completed this CRA training program I wanted to get some feedback.

Megan in Morris Plains, New Jersey

Updated 9 months ago

Getting Started as a CRA - CRA Certification Courses - 2 Replies

Hello, So I have my MS in Experimental Psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience. It has been difficult finding a job in this...

thesack in Belvedere, United Kingdom

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...

thesack in Belvedere, United Kingdom

Updated 11 months ago

Becoming a traveling CRA - 2 Replies

Has anyone worked for Covance? Positives and negatives? work life balance? 80% travel equates to what exactly? I recently began the interview process...

Microca in Santa Clara, California

Updated 12 months ago

MD Needing advice - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, Happy new year to all of you. I am a MD in Medical Microbiology from India. I have some science research experience and have work...

Nate in Raleigh, North Carolina

Updated 14 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 15 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 16 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...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 16 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 16 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 17 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 18 months ago

Certification for CRA, which one is better? ACRP or SoCRA? - 12 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 18 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...

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...

SDV-er in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 20 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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...

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