Knowledge Center

How to use the Knowledge Center

Ready to broaden your skillset? This is your one-stop location for training and professional development resources. You will find all the resources you need to become a linical research professional, keep up-to-date or simply to get better at what you do.

  • DIA eLearning Portfolio

    DIA has an eLearning portfolio of more than 80 modules tailored to professionals from around the world who are involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and related medical products.

  • HHS Announces Proposal to Improve Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to the regulations for protection of human subjects in research. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015. The NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.

  • ACRP to Address CRA Workforce Shortage

    ACRP plans to drive a shift in the profession that will both address the existing workforce pipeline issues and improve the quality conduct of clinical research. As noted in their position paper, there are at least 10,000 CRA open positions in the United States alone, and there is no evidence to suggest that number will decline any time soon. ACRP is creating a task force to address and identify the core competencies required for entry level CRAs (monitors) and to advocate for standardization across the industry.

  • ACRP Postion Paper: A New Approach to Developing the CRA Workforce

    ACRP recently released a position paper calling for the elimination of the arbitrary "2-year" experience requirement for entry-level CRAs. This is definitely one of the hot topics everyone has seen in the community lately. How do you get the experience in order to qualify for positions requiring prior experience when you clearly have the skillset required to to the job?

  • DIA Training Course: Adaptive Design in Clinical Trials

    DIA is now offering a course in Adaptive Design for Clinical Trials. In this course, you will learn to identify opportunities in early and late phase development where adaptive design may be applied, and how to appropriately design and implement such trials in consensus with FDA Guidance.

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