Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a Clinical Research Associate (CRA)?
    A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) -
    Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates clinical trial data; ensures compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives.  An entry level CRA (CRA I) may require a BS, RN, or BSN degree or equivalent and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  2. What is a Clinical Research Coordinator?
    A Clinical Research Coordinator -
    Organizes research information for clinical trial projects. Selects and observes subjects and assists with data analysis; requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 2-4 years of related experience.
  3. What is a  Clinical Research Data Specialist?
    A Clinical Data Specialist  -
    Designs, documents, and implements clinical trial data studies; analyzes data and defines logical data sets. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.