Virtual Clinical Associates

Clinical trial personnel for short and long term assignments

Since 1998, we’ve worked with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to help them develop strong, capable research teams with the skills and understanding needed to deliver real results. Having worked within the sector for many years, we’ve watched closely as the need for both short and long term professional clinical associates has risen significantly as a direct result of two major challenges affecting the industry.

The first people-based challenge affecting today’s research organizations is that there are fewer people entering the field than ever. This talent shortage and skills gap is resulting in businesses bringing onboard those without the necessary skills needed to effectively carry out vital research tasks, impacting the accuracy, efficiency, and success of the trial. Others are over-utilizing key personnel, contributing to burnout.

The second challenge arises from the growing trend for globalization in clinical trials. According to Oxford University research, around half of all clinical trials in Europe fail to comply with EU legislation; a fact that is understood to be due to internationally-based clinical teams without comprehensive knowledge of local laws and ethical regulations. Failure to comply can have devastating consequences for global organizations.

    Local, experienced clinical associates to make your trial a success

    At Virtual Clinical, our aim is to directly address these growing concerns by supplying research teams with local, experienced clinical associates with a proven track record for success. Professionals from our network of CRAs, project directors, mobile nurses, data managers, site contract specialists, regulatory experts, and more can be provided on a freelance or contract basis, at short notice, and exactly where you need them.

    We’re committed to helping organizations like yours develop the strongest and most capable research teams, which is why we hand select all of our clinical associates and ensure that we only partner with the very best in the industry. For complete peace of mind, we guarantee that all clinical associates assigned to a trial follow our own internal SOPs and training programmes, and are fully up-to-date with the latest GCP requirements, industry trends and standards, and local regulations and ethics concerns.

    Experienced clinical trial associates, when you need them, where you need them

    Our extensive network ensures that we’ll deliver who you need, when you need them, where you need them. We currently work with experienced research professionals across more than 75 countries, covering Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Our network is growing all the time as we work to develop a truly global solution.

    Why place unnecessary pressure on your team, or risk the financial and reputational damages of non-compliance when you can easily develop a strong team, with the right knowledge, and in the right place, with the help of Virtual Clinical?

    Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements, and gain access to the very best in the business.