To The Point
The way I work can best be described as straightforward. Usually based on priorities set by the project manager on the team, I take on the tasks at hand. Sometimes the prioritising is left to me (this could occur when operating in different time zones, or when unexpected things happen) in which case I keep other team members informed on the decisions made. Primary endpoints of the trial protocol need to be secured. I have the tendency to follow-through till completion, and not to let go. But I always realise I am part of a team, and I both value and appreciate the team spirit.
I entered the field of clinical research in 1997, shortly after the E6 ICH-GCP guidelines became 'commonplace'. Ever since, I have either been trained or trained myself on relevant other (inter)national regulations, 'Best Practices' guidelines, and the like. Being a member of several organisations/institutions, I regularly attend their conferences, read their
(e-)magazines, have access to their membership fora, etc. aiming to further my knowledge. I participate in the Continued Professional Development program at the Institute of Clinical Research, and keep up my CCRA certification at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.