Staff Training and Incentives
Ongoing training of clinical research staff is essential because clinical research is always changing. Team members need training in GCP, HIPAA, conflicts of interest, specific research protocols, and medical areas of concentration. Professional organizations provide national meetings and certification exams for research staff, including certifications for CCRC, CCRA, CPI, ACRP-CP, and CCCP certifications. Financial incentives, including payment for traveling to national meetings, reimbursement for certifying exams, and bonuses for obtaining additional training should be an integral part of every good clinical research team.
KeywordsGood clinical practice (GCP) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Certified clinical research coordinator (CCRC) Certified clinical research associate (CCRA) Certified principal investigator (CPI) Association of Clinical Research Professionals-certified professional (ACRP-CP) Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Certified clinical research professional (CCRP) Model Agreement and Guidelines International (MAGI)
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