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Clinical Research Training for Senior CRAs (Milan)    Back

ECCRT European Centre for Clinical Research Training Course Type: Short courses (CPD) Start Date: To be announced
Duration: Full time - 2 Days Fees/total cost: EUR 1,100.00


In this 2-day course you will learn how to optimise your monitoring methods and skills, how to solve recruitment and site management issues and gain insights into protocol and CRF development, quality systems and audits. A detailed look at ICH-GCP and updates on the EU directives will also be given and a half-day session on communication skills will address issues such as how to reach a win-win situation with study site personnel and how to work within a team.

This 2-day course has been specifically designed for people with at least 2 years' experience as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and who want to set new goals and objectives in their career.

Course Objectives

  • To refine your knowledge of ICH-GCP, quality systems and audits
  • To provide an update on EU Clinical Trial Directives
  • To highlight important elements in the development of protocols and CRFs
  • To provide the fundamentals of clinical report writing
  • To explain the elements of efficient site management from start to finish
  • To develop soft skills for improving communication and teamwork

Programme Highlights*

  • Importance of international research - the role of the ICH process
  • Update on the implementation of the EU Clinical Trial Directive
  • Protocol development CRF development & Electronic Data Capturing
  • Quality systems and audits
  • How you can help the study to the point of the final report
  • Soft skills training: the win-win approach for communicating and teamwork


  • Improving recruitment and site management
  • Informed Consent
  • Audit findings

Certificate of Comprehension

Everyone who participates in our courses receives a certificate of attendance. In addition to this we are now able to offer a Certificate of Comprehension for a growing selection of our courses, including this Clinical Research Training for Advanced CRAs course.

Participants receive these certificates after completing a one hour test and achieving a test score of at least 70%. The test is composed of multiple choice and case study questions. Participants are allowed to consult their course notes and the extensive training material provided.

Who should attend?

  • CRAs who want to set new objectives in their career.
  • This course will also be beneficial to people working in other areas such as clinical data processing, biostatistics and regulatory affairs.


Course contact information

Information ECCRT
This course meets 9 out of 9 IMI Education & Training shared quality standards ( Show Details)
  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered
Last update: 05/03/2018