Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), Inc.
The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) is a non-profit, charitable and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities. SOCRA, the premier educational organization for oncology site coordinators, has now emerged as a leading educational organization for clinical researchers in all therapeutic areas, supporting industry, government and academia.
Since incorporation in 1991, SOCRA has been through many changes, all of which were important contributors to the growth. The path that brought us to this level started with an exploration into available educational opportunities for site based clinical coordinators. The lack thereof and the thirst for information resulted in an organization founded by creative and forward thinking leaders. Today, the organization has realized membership growth and program expansion exceeding its expectations.
The most important factors in the success over the past years have been the membership support, educational programming and certification program. Innovation and investment of skill and knowledge have resulted in an exceptional organization with expertise and understanding in providing educational programming and member services.
To provide training, continuing education, and an internationally recognized certification program that promote quality clinical research to protect the welfare of research participants and improve global health.
To be the global leader for clinical research professional development.