CTA Academy

Start your career in clinical research as a Clinical Trial Assistant!

With industry veteran trainers you’ll understand the big picture of medicine development, the roles and responsibilities it involves and the regulatory environment in which it is embedded. You’ll learn the fundamental scientific aspects of clinical trial projects and you’ll be able to turn your acquired competencies into action. With this solid foundation of competencies, you will advance your career rapidly from a beginner to a clinical research specialist role like the Clinical Trial Assistant.

After completing our academy, the door will open to exciting job opportunities and career perspectives, the chance to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment, an opportunity to contribute to better health care and apply technical skills combined with professional skills and behaviors.

The program will be regularly reviewed and updated by our industry expert instructors.

You can start the academy any time and complete it at your own pace. Your training content is ready for you today and you have access for 12 months. Join our regular webinars with industry expert instructors to discuss real-life cases or listen to recordings of previous sessions. Successfully complete four competency modules and obtain your CTA ACADEMY certificate.

There are currently over 500 entry level CTA roles advertised in Europe alone. With entry level roles like clinical trial assistant, clinical trial coordinator or clinical project coordinator being in such high demand it is time to take the first step to your new career so don’t hesitate and sign up!

Who should attend

This academy will be of benefit to anyone aiming to start a career as Clinical Trial Assistant. If you have a university degree in life sciences or natural sciences or work experience in the medical or clinical field, you will get the most out of it.

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

Academy Program​ & Webinars​

Learning Elements:

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the medicines development lifecycle and the significant stages in evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments
  • Describe the principles of GCP and how it serves to protect patient safety and data integrity

Next Live Webinar Dates

  • July 22, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • November 11, 2019

Learning Elements:

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the design features of a clinical trial
  • Describe the rational of complying with any given study protocol in terms of protecting the rights and wellbeing of the patients and the integrity of the data
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of each of the key parties in a clinical research activity

Next Live Webinar Dates

  • July 25, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • November 14, 2019

Learning Elements:

  • Patient Protection
    • Patient Information
    • Collecting Patient Consent
    • Special Patient Populations
  • Adverse Event Reporting
    • Types of Adverse Events
    • Identifying and Reporting Serious Adverse Events

Learning Outcomes

  • Know how to encourage investigator sites to conduct patient recruitment in an ethical manner
  • Understand how to verify that the process of obtaining informed consent has been adequately performed and documented and that confidentiality was protected for each trial subject
  • Understand factors that might affect patient safety and clinical data integrity at an investigation such as protocol departures/violations and pharmacovigilance issues
  • Understand the reporting requirements for adverse events

Next Live Webinar Dates

  • July 29, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • November 18, 2019

Learning Elements

  • The CTA as a member of the clinical study team.
  • Typical activities of the CTA related to:
    • Managing Essential Documents
    • Handling Investigational Medicinal Product
    • Supporting Data Management
    • Interaction with Ethics Committees and Regulatory Bodies

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the CTA in the wider project team to ensure clinical trial success
  • Understand the essential documents and how to support the maintenance of them according to ICH GCP
  • Understand the investigational medicinal product (IMP) and how to support the handling of it
  • The investigational medicinal product (IMP)
  • Understand Data Management requirements and know how to support the related processes
  • Understand Regulatory and IRB/IEC requirements and help how to assist and fulfill the related requirements

Next Live Webinar Dates

  • August 01, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • November 21, 2019


Sign up Euro 399,- plus 12 monthly academy subscriptions each Euro 49,- (incl. Austrian VAT)

Services included:

  • 12 months full access to the academy
    • instructor-led live webinars
    • all recorded webinars
    • all e-learing material
  • VIARES CTA ACADEMY certificate
  • GCP certification
  • access to our career services

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