Currently, there is often confusion or lack of understanding regarding the roles of the CRC and CRA. we need to take the time to understand each other's backgrounds and expertise, and then align these competencies in effective collaboration. Taking the time to do this by the CRC and CRA would make the best use of our limited time together promoting a quality and timely work product. We have often heard from CRCs that they look to CRAs as their first point of Sponsor contact, a guide and support, not just a someone to verify data against source documents. CRAs look to CRCs for their expertise at implementing a protocol at the site. How can we maximize our roles to effectively reach our individual goals while supporting each other?
Marian Fisher, RN, CCRC, Principal CRA, Boston Scientific
Mary Sophy Yohannan, MBBS, CCRC, Clinical Research Associate, Boston Scientific