The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Risk-Based Monitoring: The Essentials for CRAs

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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

Become an expert on quality and risk-management strategies and procedures.

Risk-based monitoring (RBM) is no longer just a buzzword. With more sponsors and CROs adopting this monitoring approach, monitors must understand what RBM is and how their role fits into this model.

This interactive eLearning course answers the fundamental questions: What is RBM and how is it different from the standard monitoring approach? Examine RBM’s impact on CRAs and the risk management considerations required to implement an effective risk-based monitoring program.

While the content focuses on the impact to the monitor, this course also benefits sponsor/CRO personnel involved in data monitoring.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM)
  • Describe significant differences in utilizing an RBM approach as compared to 100% onsite monitoring and 100% centralized monitoring
  • Follow risk-management strategies as part of overall quality management procedures when setting up or evaluating a protocol and related activities
  • Apply RBM without jeopardizing patient safety, quality of data and regulatory compliance

Competency Domains

This course builds competence in the following domains:

  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Data Management and Informatics
  • Study and Site Management

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Clinical research professionals in the Sponsor and CRO settings involved in data monitoring and oversight.