GLOSSARY: Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice (GCP) under the auspices of the Principal Investigator (PI). The CRC’s primary responsibility is the protection of human subjects, and other responsibilities include preparing the Institutional Review Board submission, writing the informed consent document, working with the institutional official in contract negotiations , developing a detailed cost analysis, negotiating the budget with the Sponsor (i.e. pharmaceutical company or granting agency), subject recruitment, patient care, adverse event reporting, preparing the case report form (CRF), submitting CRFs and other data to the Sponsor as necessary and study close-out.