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Clinical Research Coordinators - 11-9121.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Program Manager
  • Clinical Research Administrator
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Research Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9120 Natural Sciences Managers
11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers
11-9121.01 Clinical Research Coordinators

Related Occupations


  • Arrange for research study sites and determine staff or equipment availability.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, or discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Code, evaluate, or interpret collected study data.
  • Collaborate with investigators to prepare presentations or reports of clinical study procedures, results, and conclusions.
  • Communicate with laboratories or investigators regarding laboratory findings.
  • Confer with health care professionals to determine the best recruitment practices for studies.
  • Contact industry representatives to ensure equipment and software specifications necessary for successful study completion.
  • Contact outside health care providers and communicate with subjects to obtain follow-up information.
  • Develop advertising and other informational materials to be used in subject recruitment.
  • Direct the requisition, collection, labeling, storage, or shipment of specimens.
  • Dispense medical devices or drugs, and calculate dosages and provide instructions as necessary.
  • Identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts, such as protocol revisions.
  • Inform patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected.
  • Instruct research staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, or documentation procedures.
  • Interpret protocols and advise treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.
  • Maintain contact with sponsors to schedule and coordinate site visits or to answer questions about issues such as incomplete data.
  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.
  • Order drugs or devices necessary for study completion.
  • Organize space for study equipment and supplies.
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
  • Participate in preparation and management of research budgets and monetary disbursements.
  • Participate in the development of study protocols including guidelines for administration or data collection procedures.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
  • Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
  • Prepare study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.
  • Record adverse event and side effect data and confer with investigators regarding the reporting of events to oversight agencies.
  • Register protocol patients with appropriate statistical centers as required.
  • Review proposed study protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, or potential subject risks.
  • Review scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues.
  • Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
  • Solicit industry-sponsored trials through contacts and professional organizations.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues.
  • Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
  • Analyze risks to minimize losses or damages.
  • Calculate numerical data for medical activities.
  • Code data or other information.
  • Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Conduct financial or regulatory audits.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with external parties to exchange information.
  • Develop organizational methods or procedures.
  • Develop promotional materials.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets.
  • Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Plan facility layouts or designs.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Schedule activities or facility use.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Director, Research And Development