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Clinical Research Associate | Research Monitor

The primary role of a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is to monitor clinical trials.

The responsibilities of a CRA may include:

  • Working directly with pharmaceutical, device, or contract research organizations to ensure research is being performed in compliance with the study protocols, Good Clinical Practices, and regulatory standards.
  • Traveling extensively within local and regional areas to review research documentation.
  • Communicating effectively with site researchers and staff.
  • Managing research projects.

CRAs often have experience working in healthcare or clinical research fields with two or more years of experience. In some cases, individuals with other degrees and backgrounds may participate, with the approval of the program director.

Degrees & Certificates

This is a 16 credit hour, online program that is not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

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Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8183
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8185
Building: Center for Health Careers Education

Program Director, Clinical Research Associate, Program Director, Clinical Research Coordinating

Phone: (602) 286-8488
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1049