Clinical Research Practitioners Overview

NIHR

Clinical Research Practitioners are a diverse group, working in research delivery roles that involve direct contact with patients, or other study participants, in a clinical environment or another health and social care setting. They bring a wealth of research knowledge and expertise to research delivery teams, working alongside nurses and others to deliver safe, ethical and high-quality clinical research care.

The term CRP is an umbrella title for the family of roles in research delivery that have a patient/participant-facing element within clinical environments and other health and social care settings. These roles include Clinical Studies Officer, Research Practitioner, Clinical Trials Practitioner, Clinical Trials Officer, among others.

The CRP role has developed in recent years in response to a changing research landscape and the growth of clinical research activity.

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