The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Mastering Budgeting at Your Site: Building and Negotiating Clinical Trial Budgets that Make Sense

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This course is approved for 1.5 ACRP contact hours. Accreditation Details

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

An essential course for all clinical research professionals involved in the clinical trial agreement and/or budget process for industry-initiated trials. Although designed from a site perspective, the course outlines key elements for consideration by both sponsors and sites. The course highlights important aspects of creating a budget for a clinical trial such as protocol analysis and per-subject budgeting including start up, variable and hidden costs of a clinical trial.

This interactive eLearning course incorporates knowledge checks and real-world scenarios you are likely to encounter during the creation and negotiation of a clinical trial agreement and budget.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe an industry-initiated clinical trial budget
  • Detail the phases of budget development
  • Describe the budget negotiation process

Competency Domains

This course builds competence in the following domains:

  • Clinical Trials Operations (GCPs)
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Leadership and Professionalism
  • Study and Site Management

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Tools Provided

  • Common Budget Categories
  • Examples of Start Up Costs
  • Examples of Variable Costs
  • Examples of Budget Footnotes
  • Examples of Budget Footnotes


Clinical research personnel involved with agreements and/or budget process for industry-initiated trials and all other clinical research personnel.