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  • 28 education programs held in 2020

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    Thomas Boothby, MS, CCRP CRA II, Boston Scientific Abstract: Research coordinators may transition to clinical research associates/monitors during their careers....Read More >>

  • Understanding Research Wrongdoing: Lessons from the Professionalism & Integrity in Research Program and the Bioethics Research Center

    James M. DuBois, DSC, PhD, Director, PI Program and Bioethics Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine Abstract: Many factors...Read More >>

  • Partnering with Patients to Accelerate Cancer Research: Count Me In

    Sara Balch, BS, Project Manager, Count Me In and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Abstract: Count Me In...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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