The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

eResearch: Managing Clinical Trials in an Electronic Environment

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This course is approved for 1.5 ACRP Contact Hours.

This eLearning course will be accessible for up to one year from the date of purchase.

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This eLearning course will be accessible for up to one year from the date of purchase.

Course Description

More and more companies are going “paperless.” What does this mean in the field of clinical research?

This online course examines the challenges of working with electronic documents and how to overcome them. Learn how to set up and manage electronic clinical research documents in compliance with U.S. and EU regulations, and current trends from both the site and sponsor perspectives.

Job aids in the form of compliance checklists (CDISC user requirements and site-level electronic records compliance) and website references are included to ensure you achieve compliance in a paperless clinical trial environment.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 90 minutes

Initial Release Date: Coming Soon

Expire Date: Coming Soon

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Apply regulations and guidance related to the management and use of electronic tools in clinical research
  • Evaluate the use of electronic tools and electronic medical records (EMRs) by sites and sponsors during clinical trials
  • Employ “best practices” for the completion and monitoring of electronic case report forms (eCRFs) and electronic informed consent forms (eICFs) based on multiple electronic source documents

Competency Domains

This course builds competence in the following domains:

  • Clinical Trials Operations (GCPs)
  • Data Management and Informatics
  • Study and Site Management

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for Physicians and Nurses engaged in the care of patients within a clinical research trial.

This activity is also intended for clinical research professionals who work with electronic trial documents.

Accreditation Statements

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) provides contact hours for the completion of this live educational activity with the completion of the online evaluation form. These contact hours can be used to meet the ACRP certification maintenance requirement.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

Once you have completed the interactive portion of the course you will need to complete the evaluation before a certificate of completion will be made available to you.


Bridget Gonzalez, CCRC
Director, Training and Professional Development
Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Bridget Gonzalez, CCRC
Director, Training and Professional Development
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Nothing to Disclose

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The ACRP planners and managers have nothing to disclose.



Computer System Requirements

This course is intended to be used with any internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer. For the interactive content of this course to work properly, you must enable Flash on this website. If adjusting the setting does not result in the course running properly, you may need to contact your Network or IT administrator for authorization to do this on your network. Indications that Flash is not enabled are: video with no audio, audio with no video, a click doesn’t respond, you are unable to resume, etc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.