Clinical Research or Study Coordinator (CRC)

The CRC is a research professional who works with and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and acts as a liaison for the clinical site. The CRC facilitates the day-to-day activities by providing support in the planning, preparation, coordination, management and execution of the clinical trial.

Some responsibilities of the CRC can include:

  • Recruiting trial participants
  • Visit management from acting as resource to participant and caregivers and scheduling, to performing assessments and laboratory procedures according to protocol
  • Data collection, management, and analysis
  • Conducting library searches
  • Contributing to protocol and budget development
  • Training and orienting new staff members

Source: Clinical Research Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities – Research – Washington University in St. Louis. (2018, January 11). Washington University in St. Louis Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Retrieved January 7, 2022, from