Investing in Today’s CRA Talent to Ensure a Stronger Tomorrow

The Importance of Clinical Research Associate Training to Support Effective Trials

The clinical trial landscape is witnessing an increase in Phase III trials that average more than 3,500 patients. As more of these large trials continue to emerge, many contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors are struggling to recruit Covance Clinical Research Associatesqualified clinical research associates (CRAs) to support the influx of work.

Lack of experienced talent represents one of the main challenges facing the market, impacting sponsors and CROs alike with increased costs and extended timelines. Yet the urgent need for qualified CRAs will continue given that the demand in the field is projected to grow by 36.4% from 2012 to 2022[1] in the US, an issue also reflected worldwide.

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