Goal: To support the education of new or inexperienced RAs through mentoring by more experienced RAs on all issues relating to the development, initiation, implementation, and completion of ACRIN protocols.


  • To facilitate appropriate connections, the ACRIN Web site posts an e-mail/telephone listing of RAs organized by area of expertise, including matters relating to, but not limited to:
    • IRBs
    • Protocol submission
    • Protocol activation and procedures
    • Patient recruitment
    • Case file set-up and initiation to audits
  • The Mentorship Subcommittee works closely with the Education Subcommittee to confirm that the needs of the inexperienced RAs are being met. A representative from the Mentorship Subcommittee serves on the Education Subcommittee for this purpose.