A clinical research professional’s (CRP) practice is guided by one or more aspects of the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
CRPs may have backgrounds in nursing, pharmacy, medical technology, business administration, health record management, statistics, science, education, or other areas.
CRPs work in various settings, including private practice; cooperative research groups; public and private academic institutions; pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies; Clinical Research Organizations (CROs); Site Management Organizations (SMOs); independent research and development organizations; and organizations otherwise involved in the management of clinical trials.
This definition does NOT include professionals working exclusively under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and/or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations.
A CRP may function as a:
The duties of a CRP may include: