CRA Resource Library

Here are some reference articles from our archives to learn more about the CRA role and job responsibilities.  Would you like to help us freshen these up? We are accepting guest contributors and can use your help. Join our collective group of volunteers for more information.

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CRA Career Information

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Elevate Your ClinOps CareerIntroduction to Monitoring

CRA Interview Preparation

Breaking in to the Industry

Tips for a Young CRA

What makes a good Clinical Trial Assistant

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A NextGen Clinical Research Associate is curious about process and people and wants to have fun at work.  Through the studies we review, we discover ways to improve health and even save lives. A clinical study that is monitored properly allows a new device or drug to be safely carried to the next steps of development.

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Science and medicine are paving ways to change our level of certainty and we get to have an impact on the delivery of new important therapeutics. In this field of work and study, we are drawn to the vision that human life, however fragile it may be, can be learned and understood, and ultimately improved.


CRA 101

CRA Training: Administrative duties, regulatory training, monitoring responsibilites, expense reports, timesheets, and project-specific training

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Pre-Study and Site Initiation Visits

Routine Monitoring Visits

Close-Out Visits

Source Documents

Follow-Up Letters

Investigational Product

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Site Master File: Correspondence

Monitoring Notes and Tools

Financial Disclosure Forms

Site Startup

Clinical Trial Finance

Selecting Qualified Investigators


Soft Skills

Working Well with Study Coordinators

Meeting with a Principal Investigator

Virtual Meetings

Improving Investigator Relationships

Job Efficiency Tips: Monitoring, MV Reports, Timesheets, Expense Reports, and general & administrative duties

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