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Recent Blogs

  • A Modern CRA Perspective on the Use of Technology in Clinical Trials

    By Takoda Roland, CCRA, CCRP Founder of Philadelphia Pharmaceutical Research Disclaimer: The examples noted in the following are all firsthand accounts of...Read More >>

  • Resolving and Preventing Repetitive Problems in Clinical Trials

    April Bishay, BA, MBA Senior Manager, Clinical Compliance, MedImmune Anatoly Gorkun, MD, PhD Chartered MCIPD, Senior Manager, Scientific & Compliance Training, MedImmune Abstract:...Read More >>

  • Evaluating the Protocol: Can the Clinical Research Site Really Do this Study?

    Monika Gaa, MBA, CCRP Senior Feasibility Coordinator, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Christine Baker, BA, CCRP Senior Regulatory Coordinator, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Abstract: Protocol evaluation...Read More >>

  • Similarities and Differences Between Good Laboratory Practice and Good Clinical Practice

      Milton V. Marshall, PhD, DABT, CCRP, President, Marshall & Associates Abstract: Preclinical testing of investigational pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics is necessary...Read More >>

  • Successful Collaboration Between the Clinical Research Site and the Monitor

    Sharon Appelman-Eszczuk, BScN, RN, CCRP Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Alberta   Cathy Laferriere, BSc Senior CRA Quintiles Canada Abstract:...Read More >>

  • Consent Forms in Context: How Long is Long?

    Mark Hochhauser, Ph.D., Readability Consultant/IRB Member, Golden Valley, MN Abstract: As the science and regulatory requirements behind clinical trials have evolved over the past...Read More >>

  • What is the Purpose of GCP Training? A Quality Management Perspective

    Graeme Downes, Senior Director, Clinical and PV QA, AstraZeneca Anatoly Gorkun, Senior Manager, Scientific and Compliance Training, MedImmune Abstract: The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations...Read More >>

  • The Future of Clinical Trials Using Electronic Data Capture Systems

    Adam Donat, MS, Martin Hamilton, MSN-FNP, Irfan Khan, MS, Nichole Chamberlain, MSN-FNP Organization:   Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health,...Read More >>

  • Informed Consent and the Human Experience

    Cheryl B. Thomas, MS, CGC, Research Subject Advocate, Mayo Clinic Abstract Going “beyond the regulations” that govern informed consent and understanding the perspective...Read More >>

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Our Mission

In order to promote quality clinical research, to protect the welfare of research participants, and improve global health, SOCRA's mission is:

To establish educational programming and provide continuing education for clinical research professionals
To establish an internationally recognized certification program for clinical research professionals (CCRP®)
To foster the professional development and peer recognition of clinical research professionals


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