Clinical Research Services

SOCRA strives to provide exclusive resources to its global community of Clinical Research Associates.



Become a Writing Triple Threat

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving—shouldn’t your skills be, too? The University of Chicago offers professional development certificates in Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance, Medical Writing and Editing, and now Regulatory Writing.
These part-time online programs cover everything from understanding and applying the strictest ethical guidelines during clinical research to collaborating on writing biomedical regulatory packets, and navigating the editing and submission processes for the FDA. Taught by seasoned industry professionals with extensive experience writing on regulatory and compliance tasks, and with every phase of the clinical trials process, you will build your skills while also building your professional network for the future.

Get a Skills Boost with a Built-in Network

Our healthcare professional development certificate programs provide a rigorous training environment that can accelerate your career. Join expert instructors and fellow students as committed to learning as you are in live, intimate, synchronous sessions designed to help you make connections and develop relationships that extend beyond the classroom. 
Our team is ready to discuss the program and answer your questions regarding our registration process. Connect with us at out program-specific emails:, or, or fill out our request form here to receive more information and have someone reach out to you.


Updated June 2023

Radford University Carilion 

100% Online M.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Clinical Research Administration

The Waldron College of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership at Radford University Carilion offers a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) with a concentration in Clinical Research Administration. Radford University Carilion is a vibrant interprofessional healthcare learning community located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia within Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.

The MSHS graduate program is available 100% online. It includes 36 credits with five courses in the Clinical Research Administration concentration:
• Clinical Research Methods
• Clinical Research Administration I
• Clinical Research Administration II
• Medical Product Development and Regulation, and
• Clinical Research Administration Internship

The program assists individuals to work towards meeting the eligibility criteria for the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) certification exam.

To learn more visit: or contact Dr. Rebecca McIntyre, DHA, MSHA, CCRP, Clinical Research Administration Coordinator at

Updated May 2022


Essentials of Clinical Data Management and Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

Join industry professionals for a 14-week interactive and hands-on course that will provide you with the skills to effectively integrate into a variety of clinical data management and electronic data capture design roles.

Using a combination of in class training and REDCap – an EDC system used in over 5600 non-profit institutions worldwide – you will learn key skills central to data management activities, from design and development of an effective EDC program for clinical researchers, industry requirements and documentation, and data handling concepts.

Using a combination of in class training and REDCap – an EDC system used in over 5600 non-profit institutions worldwide – you will learn key skills central to data management activities, from design and development of an effective EDC program for clinical researchers, industry requirements and documentation, and data handling concepts.

Course topics include:

  • What is clinical data management and why is it more important than ever?
  • Gathering requirements and understanding database specifications
  • How to build and test a robust REDCap database based on a clinical trial protocol
  • Data management plans and why you need them
  • Other essential data management principles including data handling and reporting, user management, study data coding and the other key skills to help you become an effective data manager.
  • Study Data Analysis and Submission or Reporting
  • Previous experience with clinical research principles is required to fully benefit from the program and students are expected to have a firm grasp of ICH-GCP prior to starting the course.

For more information and to register click here.

Updated March 2022 

Campbell University’s Master’s in Clinical Research is 100% online, making it a flexible option for working professionals looking to grow their career. Accelerated 8-week courses allow students to complete the degree in as little as 2 years.  

SOCRA members can apply for free using the code SOCRA2021 and SOCRA members who register for at least 4 credit hours in a semester are eligible for $500 scholarship for two semesters

Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government agencies, medical institutions, academic institutions and hospitals. Students can simultaneously earn a dual degree in pharmacy or business.

Learn more or request more information here or email Lynanne Fowle at

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Updated March 2022 

Rush Graduate College Chicago MS in Clinical Research

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is a rigorous program designed to meet the needs of health care professionals engaged in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research as well as students that are interested in clinical research coordination and management. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous academic experience, hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in clinical research. MSCR graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce as completely trained research professionals.

Degree coursework, offered full or part-time, covers aspects of clinical trial methodology and regulatory sciences, as well as an immersion in the use of medical bioinformatics and associated metadata to perform big-data analyses. The didactic portion of this program can be completed in one year. Students can choose to participate in an Internship/Practicum, or Independent Study in Clinical Research in addition to their capstone/thesis research project.

At the Rush University Graduate College we are here to help you achieve your educational and career goals, you can reach us at Let us show you how, apply today. 

Updated June 2021 

Boston College Clinical Research Certificate Program

Now is the time to join the growing Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research field!

Classes are held Live on Zoom.  

The clinical research field is a new, stimulating, and innovative career choice with many job opportunities. As the development of drug and medical devices increases, there is a need for scientifically trained professionals to coordinate research studies. 

This program will give you an understanding of the landscape of clinical research including the duties of the following roles: clinical research associate (CRA), clinical research coordinator (CRC), data specialist, subject recruiter, research billing officer, compliance administrator, and other specialties. Our Clinical Research Certificate Program includes a rigorous curriculum to prepare you for today's competitive marketplace.

  • Clinical Research: Principles, Protocols and Procedures
  • Project Management in Clinical Research
  • Transitioning into a Career in Clinical Research

All instructors are currently working in the topic area they are teaching. They work at organizations including: Boston Children's Hospital, Takeda, Harvard School of Public Health, Centrexion Therapeutics, ImmunoGen, EMD Serono, Epizyme, Propel Careers, Moderna, Medidata.

All courses can be completed in less than three months or you can spread them out over two years. This is a Continuing Education program; it does not have an application process, and offers contact hours. 

We welcome you to register at any time. 

Website:  Email: Phone: 617-552-4256

Updated January 2021

Drexel University Online Tuition Discount

As a member of SOCRA, you are eligible to receive a 10-40% reduction off the regular on-campus tuition rate at Drexel University when you take courses online. As an added benefit, spouses and immediate family members of SOCRA members are also eligible to receive the same tuition reduction for Drexel's online programs through this educational collaboration. Pursuing a degree has never been easier, or more affordable!

SOCRA-related online programs include MS in Clinical Research Organization and Management, Master of Laboratory Animal Science, MSN in Clinical Research and well as shorter certificate programs. Additional discounted programs include undergraduate and graduate programs in business, human resources, nursing, engineering, information systems, education and health sciences.

Delivered fully online, Drexel's programs are highly interactive and are designed for working professionals seeking to earn a degree or additional certification. The online programs follow the same high academic standards and lead to the same quality degrees as on-campus, with no commuting or career interruption.

To learn more about this collaboration and Drexel’s online programs, please visit the SOCRA partner page at or contact the SOCRA partnership liaison, Amy Holvey, at 215.895.0535,

To qualify for these reduced tuition rates, members and their spouses should use "SOCRA" as your affiliation code when you complete an application.

Rutgers Professional Science Master's Program

The Master of Business & Science degree (MBS) combines a traditional STEM Master of Science degree with business courses, experiential learning and networking opportunities. Our programs are flexible and customizable to fit your career goals and students can attend classes online or on-campus, part-time or full-time. We are a part of the Professional Science Master's network that includes more than 150 academic institutions across the country.

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Join the Expanding Field of Healthcare Communications

Medical writing is a growing and essential skill to meet the needs of the changing healthcare landscape. We’ve curated a comprehensive online program designed to empower professionals with the skills and insights needed to excel in medical communications roles. UChicago’s Healthcare Communications certificate program provides expert instructors, cutting-edge curriculum, interactive and flexible learning, networking opportunities, and stackable training options within a healthcare certificate portfolio.


Sharpen your communications skills, elevate your career, and make a meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes. From healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, and health educators to marketing writers, journalists, and researchers—UChicago's online Healthcare Communications certificate program gives you the insights and skills you need to advance and specialize your career in a changing healthcare landscape.