Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

Working under the guidance of the principal investigator, the clinical research coordinator is responsible for conducting a clinical trial in compliance with the trial’s protocol and good clinical practices (known as GCPs).The primary responsibility of the CRC is the protection and safety of the patient volunteers. In addition the CRC oversees the team of clinical research associates and typically performs essential duties such as administering the informed consent process. The CRC can also act as a liaison between the Institutional Review Board and the sponsor of the trial.