Clinical Research Associate

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Thank you for staying connected with VIARES! We know you have been interested to take our CRA program. Enjoy this time limited promotion to join the October 2020 CRA program for a one-time fee of only EUR 99.90. Sign up and ensure your seat today.

Why to become a CRA?

The clinical research industry is growing every year 6-8%. The global CRA talent pool grows by about 4-5% and provides great career opportunities. For anyone starting new in the industry now is the time as 1 out of 4 CRA hires is an early talent and the number of early talent opportunities is growing. Starting salaries are from about €35.000 in Europe and US$75.000 in the USA. Next to great starting salaries there are fast career pathways, 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. If you have the required degree and work experience, take your chance to become the 1.

Training and more

The VIARES Clinical Research Associate program is more than just training.

We aim to improve employability as Clinical Research Professionals for our participants. Our setup enables participants to complete their program next to a full-time job or in a focused effort. On successful completion of this program graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start at an entry level role as Clinical Research Associate, In-House Clinical Research Associate or similar.

Enjoy all our services during your program enrollment. 

The CRA program includes:
  • modules including
    • e-learnings
    • assignments
    • knowledge checks
  • VIARES ACADEMY certificate
  • GCP certification
  • ACRP Entry Level Knowledge Assessemnt certificate
  • One year free ACRP membership
The CRA program includes:
  • modules including
    • e-learnings
    • assignments
    • knowledge checks

The CRA+ program includes additional eight live webinars with our expert instructors.

  • Talent Profile to connect you with open jobs
  • Talent Days to connect with our industry partners and learn about career opportunities
  • Talent Portal to apply for posted jobs available to the Talent Program Community
  • VIARES ACADEMY certificate
  • GCP certification
  • ACRP Entry Level Knowledge Assessemnt certificate
  • One year free ACRP membership

Program

The Clinical Research Associate Program consists of eight consecutive modules. You will complete each module by:

  • taking your e-learning
  • submitting your assignment work
  • reviewing pre-recorded webinars
  • completing your module test
  • take the final exam

Successfully complete eight competency modules to obtain your VIARES Talent certificate. All successful participants get a one year free membership with ACRP and can take ACRP’s new Entry-Level Knowledge Assessment. Upon successful completion you receive ACRP’s endorsement (certificate) of their foundational competencies required for entry-level roles in clinical research on top of the VIARES Academy Certificate.

  • Background of medicines development
  • Research and discovery stage & product development
  • Clinical development
  • Regulatory submission, Health Technology Assessment, lifecycle management
  • ICH GCP and other applicable regulations
  • Applicable international and national regulations
  • ICH GCP E6 (R2)
  • FDA Regulation
  • Quality Assurance: Audits and Inspections
  • The Study Protocol
    • Elements of a Study Protocol according to ICH GCP
    • Trial Design
    • Methodologies
  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Ethics Committees
    • Sponsor / Monitor
    • Investigator
    • Competent Authority
  • Selecting an Investigational Site
    • Assessing Investigational Sites
    • Training and Upgrading Investigational Sites
  • Initiating Investigational Sites
    • Organizing the Initiation Visit
    • Setting up the required documentation – Essential Documents
  • Effective Monitoring
    • Planning, Conducting, Documenting, and Reporting Monitoring Visits
    • Managing Issues
  • Closing Investigational Sites
    • Organizing the Close-Out Visit
    • Documentation
    • Reporting
  • Patient Protection
    • Patient Information
    • Collecting Patient Consent
    • Special Patient Populations
  • Adverse Event Reporting
    • Types of Adverse Events
    • Identifying and Reporting Serious Adverse Events
  • Managing the Investigational Medicinal Product
    • Definition of investigational medicinal product (IMP) / study drug
    • Provision of the IMP
    • Drug Accountability
    • Randomization, blinding and un-blinding processes
    • Managing Expiry Dates
    • Collecting IMP after Site Close-out
  • Data Collection
    • Clinical Research Form (CRFs)
    • Process of Data Collection
    • Data Collection Systems
  • Data Validation
    • Data validation process
    • Query Process
    • Data Quality Assurance

Program Dates​

We recommend to join the kick-off webinar of the selected program where we provide guidance and tips on how to be successful on the program.

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until July 06, 2020

seats are limited

Talent Program LIVE WEBINARS

DAY

TIME

Kick-Off Webinar

July 07, 2020

START: 17:30 CET

END: 18:30 CET

BLOCK 1

Medicines Development Process, Good Clinical Practice

Clinical Trial Design & Roles and Responsibilities

Patient Protection & Adverse Events

self-paced learning with pre-recorded webinars

 

BLOCK 2

Selecting and Initiating Clinical Trial Sites

Monitoring and Closing Clinical Trial Sites

Investigational Medicinal Product Management

self-paced learning with pre-recorded webinars

 

BLOCK 3

Data Management for Clinical Research Associates

Regulatory Environment in the EU and USA

self-paced learning with pre-recorded webinars

 

Information can be subject to change without notice.

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until July 20, 2020

seats are limited

Talent Program LIVE WEBINARS

DAY

TIME

Kick-Off Webinar

July 21, 2020

START: 17:30 CET

END: 18:30 CET

BLOCK 1

Medicines Development Process, Good Clinical Practice

Clinical Trial Design & Roles and Responsibilities

Patient Protection & Adverse Events

July 25, 2020

START: 15:00 CET

END: 18:00 CET

BLOCK 2

Selecting and Initiating Clinical Trial Sites

Monitoring and Closing Clinical Trial Sites

Investigational Medicinal Product Management

August 08, 2020

START: 15:00 CET

END: 18:00 CET

BLOCK 3

Data Management for Clinical Research Associates

Regulatory Environment in the EU and USA

August 15, 2020

START: 15:00 CET

END: 17:00 CET

Information can be subject to change without notice.

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until September 30, 2020

limited places, first come – first serve

Kick-Off Webinar

October 01, 2020

START: 17:30 CET

END: 18:30 CET

Access to Program opens

October 01, 2020

17:00 CET

Access to Exam opens

November 01, 2020

17:00 CET

Information can be subject to change without notice.

Expert instructors​

Eric Klaver
Gabriele Disselhoff
Gavin Chait

Who should attend

This program will be of benefit to anyone with a life science degree and first relevant work experience, ideally in clinical research, pharma or related areas, e.g. working with patients, medical products or services, medical technology, laboratories or similar.

Is this academy right for me? We are happy to help you make the right decision. Email us at academy@theviares.com and we will contact you.

Over 90% of participants have a life science or medical university degree. More than 75% also have already relevant work experience.

To sign-up for the program, you should meet the following criteria:

  • life science or medical university degree
  • ideally, but not required, first work experience in clinical research or related environment; e.g.
    • working with patients, medical products or services, medical technology, laboratories or similar
  • good communication and presentation skills
  • fluent written and oral communication in local language and English
  • quality and detailed oriented work approach
  • have a valid work permission for the country of application
  • availability for a six-week online training
  • interest to start potential early talent roles as soon as possible

This program will be of benefit to anyone with a life science degree and first relevant work experience, ideally in clinical research, pharma or related areas, e.g. working with patients, medical products or services, medical technology, laboratories or similar.

Is this academy right for me? We are happy to help you make the right decision. Email us at academy@theviares.com and we will contact you.

Typical jobs with this skills

You could apply for jobs like:

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • In-House CRA
  • Site Management Specialist and similar

Our participant’s careers

The types of careers are as divers as our participants are. Some common career starting points are as Pharmacist, Scientific Researchers, Clinical Trial Coordinators, Research Nurse, Lab Assistants, Medical Sales Representatives and other similar roles.

Our participants and graduates have industry experience from current and past roles, for example with:

  • CROs (i.e. Covance, ICON, IQVIA, Parexel, PRA, PPD, Syneos)
  • Biopharma (i.e. Abbott, AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, GSK, Merck, MSD, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sandoz, Sanofi)
  • Academic research (i.e. Duke University, Karolinska Institutet, University of Brussels, University of Cambridge, University of Leicester)
  • Hospitals and related industry segments

Affordable and flexible

Our Programs come at very affordable cost wherever you are in your career.

CRA: Nonmember: EUR 199 net | Member: EUR 0

CRA+: Nonmember: EUR 299 net | Member: EUR 199 net 

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Our Programs come at very affordable cost wherever you are in your career.

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