Hiring CRAs: Shifting the Research Industry’s Focus on Experience to Competency

There are certainly benefits to hiring a seasoned professional for a position with significant responsibility. However, a stringent focus on level of experience has hindered clinical research organizations in recent years. The focus on experience has led hiring organizations to turn away capable individuals, particularly for the role of clinical research associate (CRA). Read More […]

ACRP Develops Framework in Response to ‘Significant’ CRA Shortage

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) has published a new guidance addressing the standardization of competence required for clinical trial monitors. The New Core Competency Fraemwork for Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) has been posted for public review and comment until March 5, 2017. Read this interview about the framework featuring Terri Hinkley, ACRP Workforce […]

Clinical Staff Shortage: “Growing Plague” for Pharma & CROs

BioPharm Insight (BPI) released its Contract Research Organization (CRO) Report for the third quarter of 2016. Based on the results, PRA Health Science, INC Research, Covance, and several sponsors all have reason to celebrate their trial activity. However, based on the study’s bad news around personnel, the celebration might be short lived. Read More Source: […]