About CTRA 101
The Clinical Trials Research Administration ("CTRA") series 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 currently has two levels of progressively complex training that must be taken in succession, CTRA 101 then CTRA 201. Each level introduces the student to a curriculum presenting the body of knowledge required to perform as an accomplished clinical trials research administrator. Satisfying the requirements of the CTRA 101 certificate, or testing out of the CTRA 101 certificate via an advanced placement test, is required prior to taking CTRA 201. Testing out of CTRA 101 will not provide the member with a CTRA 101 certificate.
The CTRA series examines issues relevant to both National Institutes of Health-sponsored and industry-sponsored clinical trials. Much of the material is explored through case studies. Elements of the curriculum include:
- protocol review,
- 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 four sessions for each program.
The CTRA 101 Certificate is being offered at the 2019 Midwest/Northeast Section Meeting.