Hiring New Clinical Researchers



In life, the purchase of a new car, or house, invokes feelings of excitement, potential value and sustainability.  Being new is positive thing, with infinite possibility.     

Whereas, in the clinical research industry, a new/inexperienced employee may invoke feelings of unease, and the investment of critical time and resources without prospective return. Wonderful possibility is not anticipated, rather, ability is questioned. This doubt forces the choice of experience over potential, on what is comfortable/predictable (such as the requisite two years of CRA experience for an entry level CRA position) over the unknown.

The Importance of Public Speaking in Clinical Research



Effective Public speaking is integral to clinical research education/ communication. It impacts every aspect of study conduct.

  • The investigator educates the study patient on trial participation (via the informed consent) with an avid description of risks, benefits and patient responsibilities

  • The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) presents protocol procedural information to the study coordinators (SC) at the site initiation visit (SIV) to ensure accurate completion

  • The clinical trial manager (CTM) trains CRA staff on protocol endpoints to ensure credible data review/collection practices during monitoring visits