STUDY COORDINATOR as a career
A study coordinator is a specialized researcher who supports the management and coordination of chemical research studies. The study coordinator works under the guidance of the clinical research investigator to manage daily activities of clinical research.
Typical duties of a study coordinator include:-
Coordination of clinical research to ensure research activities simply with federal guidelines and institutional policy.
Ensuring proper training of research personnel to comply with federal guidelines.
Recording and documenting training activities of personnel.
Working closely with compliance officers, facilitating and reporting on clinical audits.
Maintaining confidentiality and protection of patients participating in the clinical research, ensuring informed consents are obtained for all participants.
Documenting and reporting any breach in compliance with federal and state agency regulation to appropriate persons.
The nature of the work of a study coordinator involves overseeing the research process from inception to completion. The study coordinator is the key person to ensure the safety and protection of human subjects(patients). The study coordinator prepares documentation for Institutional Review Board approval.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR A STUDY COORDINATOR
Study coordinators are often employed by research hospitals, educational facilities, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies or government agencies.
PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR THE STUDY COORDINATOR TRAINING BY ACR
Typically the study coordinator will have a Bachelor’s degree in science, biology, chemistry or a related field.
It will be a 3 weeks training; 2 weeks virtual and 1 week one on one training.
Study Coordinator Training is an intensive training program designed to meet the needs of coordinators who have less than one year of experience or who have never received formal training. It is useful to anyone who requires a fast, thorough introduction to clinical research trial conduct, Good Clinical Practice and the federal regulations governing research. The class is geared toward providing practical information to get students “up and running” in the clinic, with many tools and templates to assist with study implementation.