The MCA and its Clinical Trials Consortium is a resource for all doctors, clinical research coordinators, clinical research organizations, and patients interested in becoming involved in the clinical trial industry. Whether you're looking to participate in a clinical trial, conduct a trial, or looking to become a principal investigator (PI) or part of the research team, we have the resources to facilitate your involvement.
Clinical trial sponsors (such as pharmaceutical and medical device companies) are looking for physicians to join as PIs or co-PIs. A PI is the lead researcher for a clinical trial. Most clinical trial investigators are physicians (MD, DO) in private practice, but some are also in academic medical settings.
Before taking on any trials, physicians must complete specialized Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and establish the infrastructure needed to conduct clinical trials. This can be done independently or by finding a collaborative partner who can assist in this process.
No previous experience as an investigator is needed to qualify; training and mentorship can be provided.
If you are a healthcare and life sciences student, please consider clinical research as a career option. This is a great career path with growing demand and advancement opportunities.
A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is a person responsible for conducting clinical trials using Good Clinical Practices (GCP) under the auspices of a PI. Before taking on any trials, candidates will need to complete specialized training and receive mentorship at an established clinical trials site. You can do the training independently or by finding a training provider or site that can assist you in this process. We can help you connect.
If your company offers laboratory, imaging, diagnostic, biomarker, tissue bank, marketing, regulatory, human resources, virtual trial, patient advocacy, EMR search, data analytics or any other services on behalf of investigator clinical trial sites please consider joining our regional clinical trial directory.
You do not have to be sick to volunteer for a clinical trial. Healthy volunteers are needed too.
Interested in finding a clinical trial, referring your patient for a trial, collaborating with an existing site, or finding available job opportunities? Review our local directory of regional investigator sites who are currently or have previously conducted trials or query national search engines for opportunities fitting your needs and interests.