RRT 240: Participant Recruitment

4 modules


Course Length
10 mins

Advarra University



After the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approves a clinical trial and it becomes open to accrual, the participant recruitment phase can begin. Participant recruitment can be performed in many ways and should be tailored to the needs of the study.

This course covers the general steps to recruit participants to a study, common approaches to recruitment, and some resources and ideas to support recruitment.

Attendance at this program has been approved for 0.50 contact hours of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 0.50 hours of CE credit.


By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Articulate the general phases of participant recruitment.
  • Identify common recruitment tactics.
  • Recognize ethical considerations for recruitment.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Advarra Completion Certificate (No Expire)

Topic 1: Introduction
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Topic 2: Recruiting from Investigator and Referring Clinics
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Topic 3: Recruitment Databases and Other Sources
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