Project Management for Clinical Research Professionals

This two-day course (providing 12 contact hours/credits) is specifically designed for clinical research project management. Learn how to take control of your clinical trials — to manage and direct them — rather than simply tracking what is happening. Project Management for Clinical Research Professionals provides detailed, practical guidance on the project management skills used by study sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) to help you decide how to apply these skills in your situation. The course is specifically designed for clinical research project management, with examples and exercises developed using pharmaceutical research scenarios.

Intended Audience
This course is intended for clinical research professionals, including clinical research associates (CRAs), clinical research coordinators (CRCs), research nurses, principal investigators (PIs), clinical study managers, Clinical Trial Nurses (CTN), project managers and project directors, working for pharmaceutical, biotech, or device firms, or for research sites or contract research organizations (CROs). Attendees new to project management will receive an introduction to the project management of clinical trials, whereas those more familiar with project management will receive a boost to their knowledge and further their understanding of how sponsor and CRO companies operate.

Contact Hours:

Level of Experience
Intermediate (2-5 years of experience)


Learning Objectives

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Define project management and understand the differences between the role of project management and a senior clinical role;
  • Apply measurement and control to project timelines, tasks and staff resourcing;
  • Describe different management methods and how they operate to achieve project control;
  • Cite aspects of project management, from budget management to operational delivery; and
  • Properly document your project management systems and procedures.

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Two-Day Course |
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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November 12-13 Alexandria, VA November 5


Peter Motteram originally trained in biochemistry at the Universities of Birmingham and London, and has worked in the pharmaceutical and contract research industries for over 20 years. After working in a London teaching hospital, he started his pharmaceutical work at Sterling Research Group as GCP Quality Assurance auditor. He moved to Quintiles, first founding their Quality Assurance department and then leading and developing their Business Development group outside US. As General Manager of ClinTrials Research, Peter had responsibility for offices in the non-Americas regions. Since 1997 Peter has worked as a consultant on projects including project management, process and GCP auditing, CRO acquisition, business development and general management. Peter is Chair of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals UK Chapter.

Disclosure Statement
Peter Motteram states that he has no financial relationship in relation to this educational activity.

Continuing Education/Accreditation

Association of Clinical Research Professionals
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) provides 12.0 continuing education credits for the completion of this educational activity with the completion of the online evaluation form. These credits can be used to meet the certification maintenance requirement.

Continuing Nursing Education
The California Board of Registered Nursing approves the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) as a provider of continuing nursing education. This live classroom course provides 12.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing education credits (contact hours) are awarded with the completion of an online evaluation form, which must be completed within 30 days after the course has occurred. Upon submission of the evaluation form, a link to the printable certificate will be made available on the attendee's "My Tests, Evaluations and Certificates" page of the ACRP website.

Physician Attributes

  • Systems-based practice
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Utilize informatics

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Please note: Classroom course materials are distributed on-site at check-in and will not be distributed prior to or following the event. ACRP maintains all copyrights on classroom course materials and duplication of classroom course materials is strictly prohibited.