Certified clinical research coordinators (CCRCs) are responsible for effectively coordinating clinical research efforts for their organization. They are in charge of a variety of clinical and administrative tasks to reach all research objectives. One of their main responsibilities includes planning physical resource utilization. They also create schedules for research personnel, prepare research-related documentation, and oversee subject recruitment and screening processes. CCRCs conduct post-research activities to ensure satisfactory experience for all parties involved. They must have strong interpersonal skills, as they interact with a variety of clinical staff, research subjects, and outside partners. They also actively assist researchers with grant preparations and contracts associated with the research.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) Tasks
Compile, organize and submit institutional review board documentation.
Obtain and maintain informed consent of research subjects or their guardians.
Handle and review clinical trial processes and ethics compliance.
Report side effects and safety findings from drug trials or testing.