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Certified clinical research associate (CRA)

Clinical Research is an inevitable part of the healthcare market world over. Whole healthcare industry from pharmaceutical producers to consumers, all trust the credibility of trials done and safety data accumulated by the Clinical Research group behind each new drug, cosmetic product, food supplement or any other healthcare consumable product or device launched in the market.A CRA has an important task within the clinical trial process. He/she has the key responsibility to verify that the safety, rights and well-being of human subjects (patients) are protected and that the reported clinical trial data are accurate, verifiable from source documents and complete.

Certified Study Resources

• Introduction to Clinical Research Industry and Basics of Clinical Trials
• Pharmacology-Concepts and Application in clinical trials
• Drug Development Process and Clinical Trials- Phases and Trial Designs
• Ethics and Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Trials
• Regulations Guiding the Clinical Research Industry- History and Basics of National and International Regulatory Bodies
• Documentation and Data Management in Clinical Trials
• Quality Control and Clinical Trial Management
• Clinical Trials- Medical Devices

Eligibility

Any Life sciences graduate/B Pharm/ M. pharm, MSc in science disciplines/ any diploma /degree holders. Working professionals of any of the following industry types Drugs or Food manufacturing, Medical Device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the certification.

Registration

The registration dates for this certification run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the certification lectures, videos and study resources easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants. After registration confirmation by the institute, required study resources, assessment test papers will be dispatched to the participants. These study resources are considered sufficient for the preparation of the certification exam. However, the participants should feel free to go through other study resources and resources as well. The certification examination will be notified after 2 months of the registration.

Certification and Membership Fees

Rs. 20,000/- for Indian nationals and 300 USD for overseas Professionals. This covers the certification registration fee and examination fee. An additional membership fee of Rs 4500/-( USD 125 for overseas) is optional to pay in order to avail the services of Certified Study Resources and training for the preparation of the certification exam.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment . After successful completion the participants will be certified as professional in Clinical Research Associate (CRA) by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, Assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

Re- Examination

In case the participant is not able to pass the certification exam in first attempt/exam notification, he/she will have to re- register for the next scheduled examination by submitting re- registration form along with the re- registration fee of Rs. 1500/-(50 USD). However, the participants will be given sufficient flexibility in scheduling their "First" certification exam.

Corporate Relations

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, AurobindoPharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, IPCA Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ranbaxy , Biocon etc. The IGMPI's Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our professionals and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Food industries on regular basis.

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