Start Your Clinical Research Career


You want to start your career in clinical research? VIARES will get you ready.

Why to become a CRA today:

    • the clinical research industry grows 6-8% per year
    • the global CRA talent pool grows 4-5%
    • 1 of 4 CRA hires is an early talent hire
    • starting salaries from €35.000 in Europe and US$75.000 in the USA
    • promotions to come within 2-3 years into professional levels
    • taking salaries up to about €45.000 in Europe and US$95.000 in the USA

You want to start your career in clinical research?

We train you on relevant skills for the key jobs the industry is hiring.

Check the VIARES Programs:

  • Clinical Research Fundamentals
  • Study Start Up Specialist
  • Clinical Trials Contract Specialist
  • Clinical Research Data Scientist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
Join the VIARES Talent Community with over 800 talents on 5 continents and over 50 countries. Get exclusive benefits.

VIARES gets you ready.

We train you on some of the most needed skills and job roles:

  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials Assistant
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Study Start Up Specialist
  • Clinical Trials Contract Specialist
  • Clinical Research Data Scientist

You want to start your career in clinical research? VIARES will get you ready.
We train you on core industry competencies. While you improve your skills, we improve your personal candidate brand and help you build strong application documents. When you are ready to apply for your dream job, we will connect you with decision makers in our network and opportunities from our partners. Check our programs.

Until June 30, 2020 we provide 100 complimentary professional memberships places.  Sign up an enjoy all benefits without a member fee for a full year. We have 83 places left.

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Frequently asked Questions

How does this help with starting a career?

Many entry level roles require some work experience and/or relevant clinical research training. Our Academy will help bridging this step. Many of our graduates work for Contract Research Organizations, Site Management Organizations and Biopharma. See the community page for more details.

Is this the right program for me?

Our programs are designed for talents with a life science degree or first work experience in biopharma, clinical research, or similar industries. You can start most of them without clinical research work experience.

Do I get a certificate?

The programs come with GCP certifications and the VIARES Academy Certificate. The CRA Talent Program also includes the option to obtain the ELKA certificate from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

What is the cost of the program?

We offer a simple payment schedule to cover the full program fee as we split the fee in twelve monthly payments of $ 14.90. The exam comes at $ 49.90.

Do you offer variable payment plans?

Yes. For our Academy Programs we offer variable payment plans from 12, 6, 3 or one payment. You can select your preferred option.

Do I have to pay all payments even I finish faster?

Yes, the variable payment schedule of monthly installments is one of our ways to support our talents to get a top industry quality upskilling at an affordable price. There is no connection to the program duration.

Read more on the program specific pages and our FAQs.

Contact us if you have any more questions.

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We know once the COVID-19 crisis is over, there will be increased needs to manage clinical trials, keeping patients save and study results qualitative and reliable. The industry will need you.

In support of #fightcovid19 we provide our Clinical Research Talent Program at a subsidized charge to private participants with relevant profiles in key countries.

APPLY for the Clinical Research Talent Program – 750 talents already did!


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About Us


Here at VIARES our mission is to help great talent to access the clinical research industry. To achieve this, we only work with industry experts to train your competencies, to get you the industry accreditation to validate your proficiency and to help you get the job you are looking for.