A10 CLINICAL ACADEMY FAQs



The A10 Clinical Academy CRA Online Training will take 12 weeks to complete.
The cost of the training is $2,750
Yes, there are three payment options, however, if you choose to pay in installments, your total cost of training increases. The three payment options are: One-time payment of $2,750 Two equal installments of $1,500 (Total of $3,000) Three equal installments of $1,083 (Total of $3,249)
For the class starting on 4/13/2019 and ending on 6/8/2019, the first payment is due before or on the first day of class (4/13/2019), the second payment is due on 5/11/2019 and the third payment is due on 6/8/2018. Note: Any student who does not make the payment as scheduled will be restricted from class.
Tuition is non-refundable after the student has been provided with the syllabus and attended the first class session.
A Clinical Research Associate (CRA) can also be called a Monitor, a Clinical Research Monitor, or a Trial Monitor. The title will vary from company to company. The job description will be the same. A CRA is an individual employed by a Contract Research Organization (CRO), a Pharmaceutical Company, a medical device manufacturer, or a Hospital Research Department. Federal Regulations require that sponsors of clinical studies select individuals who are qualified by training and/or experience to monitor their studies per Good clinical practice and local regulations. It also states that Monitors be appropriately trained and their qualifications documented. In the United States, the rules are codified in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Some of the major responsibilities of a CRA are:
  • To act as the primary contact between a Clinical Research Site and the Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Sponsor.
  • To monitor the progress of clinical trial and ensure each clinical site under his or her management follows the IRB approved protocol and all required regulations, laws and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • To analyze and evaluate clinical data, to ensure investigator and site comply with the study protocol, overall clinical objectives, FDA regulations, ICH Guidelines, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and HIPAA.
  • To protect the rights, safety and well-being of human study subjects who have provided informed consent to participate in the clinical trial.
  • To make certain that the scientific integrity of the data collected is protected and verified.
  • To ensure that adverse events and serious adverse events are correctly documented and reported.
  • To help identify study sites who have the required experience and education to participate in a Clinical Trial.
Full time CRA salaries are between $45,000 per annum to $125,000 per annum based on the level of experience.
A10 Clinical Academy is going to use all the channels it has invested in to place any student who has completed the 12 weeks classes, passed the final exam and paid the tuition in full in an internship program.
A10 will assist its graduate student who have passed the final exam and paid the tuition in full with writing resume and cover letter, conducting mock interview for prospective jobs and updating the student with available job openings to apply for.
You may have to start as a Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator or Data Coordinator, before moving into the Clinical Research Associate position. Graduate students who are willing to relocate or find jobs anywhere in the United States are more likely to get jobs faster than those who are limited in their job search areas.
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is a person responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice (GCP) under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). Some of the CRCs responsibilities include:
  • Maintain contact with CRAs to schedule and coordinate site visits or to answer questions about issues such as incomplete data.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, state and federal regulatory and institutional polices.
  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document all prescreening and screening information.
  • Prepare study-related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, and progress reports.
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, and discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
  • Record adverse events and serious adverse events data and confer with investigators and sponsors regarding the reporting of events to oversight agencies.
All salary information will depend on experience and the needs of the hiring companies. Typical starting salaries for new CRCs are around $45,000 and higher.
A Principal Investigator (PI) is the lead scientist for a particular clinical trial. The PI is responsible for the conduct of the clinical trial; though a lot of his/her duties are delegated to other members of the Study Team. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is the heart and soul of the research study and that, ultimately, it is the CRC who carries forward the research goals, thereby playing a significant role in the success of the research study. Most importantly, CRCs are often involved in essential duties that have been traditionally performed by the PI, such as conducting the informed consent process and ensuring compliance with the protocol. The CRC’s primary responsibility, as with all clinical research professionals, is the protection of human subjects.
Clinical trials are conducted according to Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Principles ensuring that:
  • All trials are conducted ethically, as defined by the Declaration of Helsinki, as defined by the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines (ICH).
  • Benefits outweigh risks for each patient.
  • Rights, safety and well-being of patients prevail over science.
  • All available non-clinical and clinical information on any investigational agent can support the trial as designed.
  • All trials are scientifically sound and clearly described.
  • All clinical trials have current Institutional Review Board approval.
  • Medical decisions and care are the responsibility of qualified health care professionals, specifically physicians and, if applicable, dentists.
  • Everyone involved in the clinical trial is qualified by training, education and experience.
  • Informed consent is given freely by every participant.
  • All study documentation is recorded, handled and stored to allow accurate reporting, interpretation and verification.
  • Confidentiality of subjects is respected and protected.
  • Investigational products maintain Good Manufacturing Practice in storage, manufacturing and handling.
  • Systems to ensure quality are implemented in all aspects of the trial.
An organization (commercial, academic, or other) contracted by the pharmaceutical companies, drug manufacturers or the sponsors of a clinical study trial to perform one or more of a sponsor's clinical trial-related activities. There are hundreds of large and small CROs, all of them employing CRAs, CRCs and CDMs.
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