Clinical Research Associate Program

sponsored by IQVIA BIOTECH

Content: Medicines Development Process, Good Clinical Practice, Regulatory Environment in the EU and USA, Clinical Trial Design & Clinical Research Roles and Responsibilities,…

Learning: 80-100 hours online and self-paced, 8 Modules, Final Exam

Certificates: GCP, VIARES, ACRP

Prerequisites: successful completion of the application process 

Job Interview: after successful completion of the program you will be interviewed by IQVIA BIOTECH for job opportunities

cost of the training program is sponsored by IQVIA BIOTECH

What's included in the Program

A Flexible Online Training Course

Our setup enables you to complete this program either next to a full-time job or in a focused effort. 100% of the program is online and the training courses can be completed at any time.

Get Industry Certified

On successful completion of this program, you will be certified and 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.

Job Interview by IQVIA BIOTECH

IQVIA BIOTECH will provide you interview opportunities upon successful completion of the full training program.

Application & Process

In order to be considered for the program you need to follow the outlined application process:

  1. apply for the program if you meet the program criteria
  2. upon invitation complete the online Candidate Assessment
  3. after positive Candidate Assessment take a final admission interview
  4. upon admission complete the CRA training course and the ACRP ELKA 
  5. once you successfully completed the program you will be interviewed by IQVIA BIOTECH

Course 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
  • taking the final exam

8 Modules – 100 Learning Hours – 3 Certificates.

Successfully complete the 8 competency modules below to obtain your VIARES Academy Certificate.

In addition to VIARES lifetime membership, you will get a 1-year free membership with ACRP. You will also be able to take ACRP’s new ELKA (Entry-Level Knowledge Assessment) testUpon successful completion, you will receive ACRP’s endorsement (ELKA certificate) of their foundational competencies required for entry-level roles in clinical research.

  • 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
"I profit from participating in the VIARES CRA Academy, where the team personally takes cares for the students. The program is well structured to learn from experienced tutors and aligns with my work schedule. The learning management system provides access to the learning information any time."
Dmytro K VIARES Graduate

Apply today

Please apply if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You live and can legally work in one of the following countries:
    • North America: USA or Canada
    • EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain or UK
  • Life Science, Nursing, Pharmacy or Medical Degree
  • Prior work experience in biomedical/clinical research/nursing
  • Study Coordinator experience is preferred
  • 1 year of Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiovascular, Renal/Metabolic, Internal Medicine experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to start the program within the next 2 weeks
  • Are open to work at IQVIA Biotech, willing to travel as required for the role and can start January 2022
  • Proficiency in the local language
    • if not native, level C1 or higher certificate required; i.e. you are applying from Germany but you are not native German speaker you need to provide a certificate for your language level C1
  • English language level C1 or higher 

Your expert instructors

Eric Klaver VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Expert Instructor
Eric Klaver
Gabriele Disselhoff VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Expert Instructor
Gabriele Disselhoff
Gavin Chait VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Expert Instructor
Gavin Chait

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Dmytro K
VIARES Graduate
hired by IQVIA
"I profit from participating in the VIARES CRA Academy, where the team personally takes cares for the students. The program is well structured to learn from experienced tutors and aligns with my work schedule. The learning management system provides access to the learning information any time."

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