Clinical Research Manager: His/her Principal Responsibilities and Duties
Clinical research managers have to deal with the monitoring of all processes involved in clinical trials.
They also have to supervise the administration of such trials. It is the responsibility of the manager to
supervise the CRAs on-site and in-house monitoring and filing of the trials. When one is a clinical
research manager, it means that they have to oversee those FD regulations, good clinical practice, and
SOPs are all adhered to.
He or she is also required to offer assistance in the development and then implementation of different
clinical, programs, procedures, and processes.
Certification is very important in any career that one may choose to pursue. For the clinical research
managers, they need to complete very specific professional exams. This may have to be determined as
per the region and the rules set by the regulatory body.
There are areas where a clinical research manager needs to have a nursing master’s degree. The
manager answers to the top management but also has to manage all the subordinate staff and oversee
their daily performance.
First level managers
This kind of manager has to ensure that all the department or project milestones and goals are all met
while at the same time sticking to the budgets that have been approved by the top management. This is
the person who has authority for actions done by the personnel. He or she must have the most
extensive knowledge about the department, they operate in and all the processes involved. In most
cases, clinical research managers need 5 years of experience in a particular field.
Clinical trial manager
These managers supervise and execute clinical trials. They also guide and oversee the clinical data
managers and clinical research associates. Clinical trial manager needs to report to the CPM or the
clinical project manager.