Project management - Clinical Research

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The benefits of project management for clinical research are extremely high from both managerial and scientific aspects as the main aim is to avoid depletion of funds and work with huge global data. The goal of the project manager in a CRO (Clinical Research Organization) is to support and lead the team in effectively capturing the relevant data to support the study and maintain clinical and medical integrity.

Effective and well-thought-out project management, knowledge management, and monitoring and controlling the research with tight deadlines is the foundation of any constructive clinical research. Newly hired clinical research team leads, clinical research associates, data managers can benefit drastically from the PMP training as they will gain insight on how to accomplish the goals of the project.

For project management, in clinical research, the project manager would require core clinical knowledge in therapeutic, regulatory, and clinical trial components along with interpersonal and soft skills which will be covered in the project management training.


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The Project Management training provides a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a project manager in clinical research along with an insight into the knowledge areas to manage the project by giving utmost significance to the clinical trial protocols. The Core Knowledge areas are:

  1. Project Integration Management:  For effective co-ordination between various project elements
  2. Project Scope Management : To ensure only the required work is included
  3. Project Schedule Management :  To manage the project duration and milestones
  4. Project Cost Management :  To identify the resources and keep the budget under control
  5. Project Quality Management : To ensure that all the Quality requirements are met
  6. Project Human Resource Management :  To develop and employ the project professional effectively and keep them motivated
  7. Project Communication Management :  To manage internal and external communications with efficiency
  8. Project Risk Management : To identify, analyse, and mitigate the potential risk
  9. Project Procurement Management :  To obtain resources and manage contracts
  10. Project Stakeholder Management :  To identify individual, people, groups and organizations that would impact or are impacted by the project

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  • Dr. Preeti Adhav
  • Dr. Preeti has over 24 years of professional experience and is an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore. She is a PMP and ACP certified professional from Project Management Institute, USA, President : India - Northern USA Bilateral Business Council WICCI. Dr Preeti is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to founding Monks- Learning Lab she has been the co-founder of Usha Diagnostics, a state of art Medical Imaging center at Mumbai, India. She has varied and rich experience in Learning and Development and is a trainer affiliated with MSME (Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises- Govt of India) & IIM Bangalore.

  • Aniket Joshi
  • Regional Operational Manager -AMEA (A.I.) at Novartis

    More than a decade experience of Project Management- Clinical Research at Novartis Mumbai.

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