Training

Learn more about our exceptional training courses

Available Courses

ACRO is committed to building clinical research capacity on the African continent and has developed a range of training courses and services to meet this need. Here’s what we have to offer:

Course Duration (Days) Fee (in ZAR)
Basic Monitoring
10
R18 450.00
Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
5
R11 650.00
Refresher Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
1
R1 250.00
Refresher Good Clinical Practice (GCP) via Zoom
1
R1 250.00
Refresher Good Clinical Practice (GCP) via our online platform
1
R750.00
Introductory Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
2
R2 950.00
Introductory Good Clinical Practice (GCP) via Zoom
1
R2 950.00
Clinical Data Management (CDM) (for investigative site staff)
2
R5 000.00
Introduction to Clinical Data Management (CDM)
2
R5 000.00
Advanced Clinical Data Management
3
R8 450.00
Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
3
R7 950.00
Clinical Research Project Management (CRPM)
3
R8 450.00
Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)
2
R4 180.00

*All courses are offered face-to-face, and where applicable via Zoom.

Our courses are offered based on demand, and will be conducted with 6 or more delegates.

Groups of 10 delegates or more will qualify for a discount on selected courses.

Fees exclude VAT.

Clinical Team Training

ACRO’s CTA training is aimed at individuals who would like to enter the clinical trial environment, as a clinical trial assistant/administrator at pharmaceutical companies, contract research organisations or other companies within the research environment. Individuals who would like to attend this course should have a grade12/senior certificate, as well as basic computer skills. During this 2 day course attendees will be exposed to administrative theory, as well as group and individual exercises.

ACRO’s SCRA training includes both theoretical and practical components. This 2 day course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum of three years’ experience as a CRA and who have performed monitoring visits at each stage of a clinical trial, i.e. start-up, initiation, interim and close out visits and submitted applications to ECs and/or MCC. Course attendees will have a relevant, industryrecognised tertiary qualification and intermediate computer skills. If the individual does not meet the criteria above to be able to attend the course, a letter of recommendation/motivation from the company should be submitted.

ACRO’s Clinical Research Project Management training is a 3 day course aimed at individuals who are currently employed in the clinical trial environment, ideally in a managerial position or will be taking up such position soon.

The training includes both theoretical and practical components and its main focus is on management within the clinical research environment.

Course attendees will have a relevant, industry-recognised tertiary qualification and intermediate computer skills

Clinical Research Associate Training

Ideally, this course is aimed at people who have an Industry recognised tertiary qualification, and at least two year’s trial experience as a member of staff e.g. study coordinator at an investigative site, or one year experience as a CRA or internal monitor.

Learner’s wishing to attend this accredited course must have completed an industry recognised Good Clinical Practice course prior to attending this CRA course. Classes are limited to 12 delegates so as to provide individual attention.

Data Management Training

This course has been tailored specifically for Clinical Staff working at Investigative Sites. It is designed to give Clinical Site Staff specialised skills and knowledge of the management of clinical data used in clinical trials which will increase their efficiency, effectiveness, capacity and competence. Candidates for this training require no experience as a Clinical Data Manager; however, it is preferable that they have worked in a Clinical Research Environment as a Clinical Research Nurse, CRA, QC/QA Officer, Research Administrator, or Project Administrator. The course includes practical exercises and a final evaluation to encourage understanding. A certificate of attendance will be awarded. Teas and lunches are included in the cost.

This course provides an excellent introduction to clinical data management in the pharmaceutical industry. It is specifically tailored for Staff of Pharmaceutical Companies, Contract or Independent Research Organisations whose function is to review, correct, enter, or manage data and who have less than two years’ experience in that function. It will also benefit other individuals who wish to learn basic clinical data management skills and to understand the function of clinical data management in the drug development process. The course includes practical exercises and a final evaluation to encourage understanding. A certificate of attendance will be awarded. Teas and lunches are included in the cost.

This course aims to builds on the skills and knowledge covered in the ACRO Introduction to Clinical Data Management training and is specifically tailored for Staff of Pharmaceutical Companies, Contract or Independent Research Organisations who are experienced Clinical Data Managers and are looking to expand the scope of their knowledge to increase their efficiency, effectiveness, capacity and competence. Prerequisites for this training are that delegates have attended the ACRO Introduction to Clinical Data Management Training or that they have more than two years’ experience in a clinical data management environment and are familiar with the subjects covered in our introductory training. The course includes practical exercises and a final evaluation to encourage understanding. A certificate of attendance will be awarded. Teas and lunches are included in the cost.

Good Clinical Practice Training

ACRO’s accredited GCP training for investigative sites includes both theoretical and practical components. Delegates are exposed to theory, role play, group work, and individual learning exercises. This introductory 2 day course is aimed at site personnel at a beginner to intermediate level of clinical trial experience. Wherever possible, study specific materials are used to optimise learning relevant to the clinical trial about to be undertaken. ACRO also provides 1 day refresher GCP courses.

Each course is based on ICH-GCP and local regulatory requirements; instruction on FDA regulations is added when required.

ACRO also provides introductory and refresher GCP training for Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and other members of the clinical team.

Trial Site Development & Training

Working with the site and sponsor, ACRO’s experienced team offer training and mentoring to potential and established clinical trial sites. The training is modular and can therefore be adapted to meet the specific needs of a site to ensure trial preparedness.

ACRO can develop a site from scratch or provide focused training to consolidate the knowledge of staff at an established site. Development assistance may include identifying facility and staffing needs, sourcing site infrastructure, assisting in the creation of site processes and SOPs, drafting job descriptions, and other activities.

Training blends theory and practice, and may include, amongst other areas and topics, the following: administrative training; monitor training and mentoring; the conduct of non-interventional protocols; the establishment of Community Advisory Boards; participant recruitment and retention; and GCP support. Local input is sought to ensure that all training that is given is implementable, and all suggested solutions are feasible.

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