Clinical Research

clin·i·cal re·search: Clinical research is research directly involving a particular person or group of people, or that uses materials from humans, such as their behavior or samples of their tissue. A clinical trial is one type of clinical research that follows a pre-defined plan or protocol.

Education for Clinical Research includes:

  • The master’s degree (MSCR) is offered at colleges and universities. This is typically a 2 year plan of study. This degree plan is offered online at Campbell University.
  • The baccalaureate degree (BSCR) offered at senior colleges and universities. This is typically a 4-year plan of study.
  • The Associate Degree is offered by community colleges

Where do Clinical Researchers Work?

Clinical Researchers work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Academia
  • Research centers

What do they do there?

  • Consent patients to participate in clinical trials in humans
  • Test drugs and medical devices
  • Work on Clinical Trials
  • Work with the Instiutional Review Board (IRB

Licensure for Clinical Researchers

Certified Clinical Research Associates (CCRA) and Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC). Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP) are certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).

Professional Associations

There are many different clinical research associations that clinical researchers can be a part of, such as:

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Project Management International
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
Society for Clinical Data Management
Society of Clinical Research Associates

Contact IPE

Mrs. Betty Lynne W. Johnson
Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education
Phone: 910-814-5529
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @CUIPE Tw Online Community: Ning


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