Clinical Research Coordinator Level 2 Programme (July 2023 Intake)
Programme Duration: 06 July 2023 to 21 July 2023
Organiser: SCRI Academy
The CRC Level 2 Programme is run once a year every July. This year, SCRI was thrilled to welcome 36 participants for the third run of the programme since it was launched in 2021. The class size for this run saw a whopping increase from the usual 20 participants thanks to overwhelming response in registrations and positive reviews from past participants from both hospitals and polyclinics at the public healthcare clusters.
This programme is designed to equip CRCs with at least two years of experience in coordinating clinical research studies. The course curriculum is designed to equip them with essential project management concepts and tools commonly employed in clinical research studies. Through the six-day programme held over three weeks, the CRCs acquired the necessary skills to effectively coordinate investigator-initiated clinical research studies across a wide range of study designs. To make lessons more engaging, the CRCs honed their skills through case-studies, group discussions and practice-based activities.
Investigator-initiated trials are led by research clinicians in the public healthcare setting according to their research interests to provide better care for their patients. Hence, these researchers, also known as Principal Investigators (PI) would require the steady support from CRCs in areas such as drafting the study design and research protocol, preparing the research site, gaining regulatory approvals, patient recruitment, as well as monitoring the progress of the research study.