The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Efficiency Unleashed: Optimizing Clinical Research Onboarding and Education

Efficiency may be thought of as the ability to achieve a goal with a minimum of waste, effort, or energy by following optimized processes along the way.

Effective onboarding and education for new clinical trial professionals with true efficiency can be challenging in today’s rushed and rapidly changing trial site environments. Clinical trial professionals with an interest or role in the onboarding and education of new staff can learn valuable best practices from the steps taken, barriers encountered, and resources available during one clinical trial site’s journey toward realizing its goal for optimal efficiency.

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the importance of effective, efficient onboarding and education of clinical research professionals.
  • Describe steps taken by the speaker’s organization to improve effectiveness and efficiency of clinical research onboarding and education as well as barriers encountered.
  • Discover resources available to aid effective, efficient onboarding and education of clinical research professionals and evaluate ways the information presented may be used in your organization.


  • Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CCRP, Clinical Research Education Specialist, Tampa General Hospital
  • Ashley Bader, BSN, RN, CCRP, CCRC, Clinical Research Supervisor, Tampa General Hospital

Approved for 1.0 ACRP Contact Hours | Expires December 13, 2026