The shortage of qualified staff in the clinical trials industry is a growing concern and has been identified as a major challenge facing the industry today. In a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex clinical research landscape, the demand for competent professionals has never been higher.

The Global Clinical Trial Market Is Expected To Grow

According to the Grand Market Research analysis report, the global clinical trials market size was valued at USD 47.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2022 to 2030. The market growth was hindered in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the market is expected to grow owing to factors such as the globalisation of clinical trials, rapid technological evolution, and a rise in demand for CROs conducting research activities. This growth comes with a significant challenge: the shortage of skilled clinical research professionals to conduct trials effectively. In fact, a report by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development estimates that approximately 50% of clinical trials are delayed due to a lack of qualified staff.

This shortage has far-reaching consequences, from increased costs and longer timelines to potentially compromising the safety and quality of trials. It’s crucial for the clinical research industry to invest in training and development in order to address the current shortage and build a skilled workforce for the future.

The Clinical Research Industry Must Invest In Training.

TASK Research Academy was launched with this goal in mind. Our aim is to provide comprehensive and high-quality clinical research training for beginners and healthcare professionals alike. Our “Foundations and Beyond – the clinical research journey” is an online course, designed to provide a complete and holistic understanding of the different phases, stages, roles, and responsibilities throughout the whole life cycle of a clinical trial. The course covers all the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and how to implement them in practice, ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the clinical research industry.

With a strong focus on practical, simulation learning, our course is designed to keep pace with the latest clinical research industry trends that will prepare students for the demands of the real world. Our students receive an internationally accredited Task Research Academy Foundations certificate as well as an ICH GCP certificate recognised by TransCelerate mutual GCP recognition program for sponsors.

So, if you’re looking to build a successful career in clinical research or are simply interested in learning more about the industry, consider enrolling in the “Foundations and Beyond – the clinical research journey” course. With the increasing demand for clinical trial professionals,  there has never been a better time to explore opportunities in the clinical research industry.

In conclusion, the shortage of qualified staff in the clinical trials industry is a significant challenge, but with investment in training and development, the industry can ensure that it has a skilled workforce capable of conducting safe and effective research. TASK Research Academy is committed to providing the highest quality clinical research training and preparing students for success in this in-demand field. Enroll today and take your first step toward a rewarding career in clinical research!