Clinical Trials Research Administration Certificate

Clinical Trials Research Administration (CTRA)

The Clinical Trials Research Administration (CTRA) Certificate delivers intensive training sessions specifically designed to provide an understanding of the critical elements of successful administration of a clinical trials research program. The program has been redesigned to cover the critical elements of clinical trials management for research administrators and to more effectively integrate with other SRAI certificate offerings. The redesign maintains the required curriculum which introduces the student to the body of knowledge required to perform as an accomplished clinical trials research administrator. This certificate covers broad topics that allows for its content to be well integrated with the Research Integrity certificate also offered by SRAI.

The CTRA curriculum examines issues relevant to both National Institutes of Health-sponsored and industry-sponsored clinical trials. Much of the material is explored through experiential learning activities from seasoned research administrators including case studies. Elements of the curriculum include protocol review, recruitment, negotiation of agreements, development and negotiation of budgets, compliance, billing, international studies, and risk management and analysis. These elements, along with other relevant issues, will be presented in a combination of one full-day workshop and seven sessions for completion of the program.

Certificate Program Requirements

CTRA is comprised of one full-day workshop, five required sessions and two elective sessions. The required courses are listed below; the electives may vary from meeting-to-meeting.