The clinical research industry, a $50 billion powerhouse conducting research studies on human beings, bears a profound responsibility to ensure that every individual it employs is not only competent but also adheres to the highest professional standards. Competence in clinical research transcends a mere understanding of procedures; it encompasses a holistic grasp of specific areas vital for effective and ethical research practices.
To be truly competent in clinical research, professionals must align with the frameworks tailored for their roles. IAOCR has meticulously designed frameworks of competency for various roles such as Clinical Research Associate (CRA), Clinical Research Nurse, Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Investigator, and Clinical Research Site Manager. This ensures that individuals in these roles possess the knowledge and skills required for excellence in their respective fields.
Moreover, the collaboration between The Global Health Network (TGHM) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has given rise to the Evidence-led Essential Research Skills Training Curriculum (EERSTC). This collaborative effort sets the standard for essential research skills curriculum to be used by training providers, and aligns with the global expectations for professionals in the clinical research domain.
Enter TASK Research Academy, a key player in this partnership. TASK Research Academy designs its training programs to speak directly to these competencies, ensuring that professionals undergoing their courses are not only fit for purpose but exceed the expectations set by industry standards. The educational programs at TASK Research Academy are crafted with precision, addressing the specific competencies outlined by IAOCR and other global health entities.
In a world where the impact of clinical research reverberates across healthcare systems, ensuring that professionals are fit for purpose in their roles becomes paramount.