Clinical Research Services

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



Boston College Clinical Research Certificate Program

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 I: Understanding Concepts and Process
  • Clinical  Research II: Implementing Protocols and Procedures
  • Project Management in Clinical  Research
  • Transitioning into a Career in Clinical  Research

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. All classes are held on the Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus.
We welcome you to register at any time. Website:    Email:     Phone:    617-552-4256

Drexel eLearning Tuition Discount

As a member of SOCRA, you are eligible to receive a 10-25% 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, MSN in Clinical Trials 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.

To learn more about this collaboration and Drexel’s online programs, please visit the SOCRA partner page at or contact the SOCRA partnership liaison, Tina Lloyd, at 215-571-4314,

Campbell University Application Discount

For all SOCRA members: Free Application Fee to the fully online Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program at Campbell University using the code: SOCRA2017. Our MSCR Program focuses on contemporary clinical research methods geared toward the development of new and improved therapies and diagnostics. Courses include data management, biostatistics, managing and monitoring clinical trials, regulatory affairs, and physical and clinical assessment, to name a few. Our program can benefit students in all walks of life, ranging from working professionals, students in other professional educational programs with a research interest, as well as individuals desiring to enhance their employment opportunities. Explore the MSCR website, contact Kim Dunn at for more information, and APPLY today !


GXPNOW.COM eBook Subscription Discount for SOCRA Members is a cloud-based series of GXP-focused eBooks through which individuals can access and quickly search and privately annotate constantly updated regulations and industry guidances for drug, biologic and medical device studies.

The "kicker" in our proprietary eBook platform is that while we continually incorporate and update the underlying content and notify you in real-time of changes, our technology preserves your private legacy annotations in their original place(s). We keep you current and you never have to transfer your notes again…

Another benefit of SOCRA Members is a 10% discount on any GXPNOW eBook(s) of your choice Annual subscriptions by using coupon code SOCRA2017 at check-out.