clin·i·cal re·search: Clinical research is defined as the study of a drug, biologic, or device in human subjects with the intent to discover potential beneficial effects and/or determine its safety and efficacy.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies also may show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people.
Clinical Researchers work in:
There is no one specific license required to work in the clinical research industry. Various certifications such as Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) are certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and help with career advancement opportunities.
There are many different clinical research associations in which clinical researchers can participate, such as:The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
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