Enhancing Competency with Clinical Research Technologies

Dr. Wendy Tate
Director, Research Operations, Forte
April 30th, 2019

Earlier this year, Forte and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) partnered to conduct a survey that looked at clinical research technology competency across the industry. The survey, which received over 1,500 responses, aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of the impact the growing number of technologies is having on clinical research. With some research professionals using 10 or more separate applications in their day-to-day work, the ability to adapt and become proficient in new technology is becoming a vital skill.

Among the key findings from the survey was respondents’ understanding of why clinical research technology is necessary to do their jobs and what is expected of them when it comes to using clinical research technology. These are key points to ensure that the industry is embracing (or at least prepared for) the shift toward new technologies. While many view technology competency as a challenge that will be resolved as more digital natives enter the workforce, the survey showed that many other factors can affect whether or not users are prepared for this shift.

To learn more about what contributes to mastering clinical research technologies and how your organization can contribute to your team members’ success, download our Technology Competency Survey Report.


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