Monday, January 23, 2017
The Pulse on Study Conduct by Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe
What makes a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) successful? Medical training and clinical research experience provide basic fundamentals. Monitoring experience and therapeutic training provide role infrastructure. But experience alone does not distinguish the exceptional from the merely competent. Exceptional CRAs possess intrinsic qualities that define their performance. Some CRAs are effective communicators and can translate complicated medical jargon with ease. Other CRAs have superior data review skills that rival regulatory agency auditors. These qualities are difficult to quantify and are not universal.