Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA)

Entry Guidelines and Judging Criteria


This category is designed to assess the required skills and competencies to be an organised and competent Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA).


Suitable for new CTAs with approximately 6 months experience, alongside experienced CTAs too.  Assessment will be focussed on their range and depth of knowledge irrespective of years in the role.


  • Finalists will be invited to take part in category-specific case-study challenges developed by an independent expert panel.
  • Finalists will presented with the challenge on arrival at the finals day – and given a set period of time for preparation (usually between 45 mins to an 1 hour) – before delivering their response to a judging panel of industry leaders.


Specific scoring criteria will be developed alongside each year’s unique case-study / challenge.  As well as understanding the case study and challenges, CTA finalists will be expected to demonstrate through their own experiences the following core skills:

  • Demonstrate a key strategy to answering the challenge under pressurised time period
  • Ability to assess priorities and develop an action plan accordingly
  • Be able to explain the reason for their priorities in the context of clinical trial execution
  • Understand the fundamental skills of a successful CTA
  • Demonstrate the key competencies that a CTA should have when supporting the team
  • Demonstrate their initiative when faced with conflicting task execution
  • Approaches to tracking and monitoring implementation


Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Singles Finals Day
Team Finals Day
Awards Event
Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas