New Opportunity To Define Competency Standards For The Clinical Project Manager

November 05, 2018

As part of ongoing efforts the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRTC) and the Joint Task Force (JTF) for Clinical Trial Competency have initiated a new project. A workgroup is being created for defining and documenting the core competencies required by Clinical Project Managers (CPMs), which will build upon the context of JTF Framework. The goal of this workgroup is to develop and promote a framework of clinical PM competencies to enable industry wide non-competitive information sharing for the execution of clinical projects.

The leadership chairs (Lisa Palladino Kim and Nita Ichhpurani) are seeking a working group of subject matter experts to develop and align on the core competencies of CPMs. This would include defining the CPM core competencies at an entry, skilled, and advanced level. The working group will be comprised of experts from the pharma and biotech industry, academia and CROs with a global perspective. The team will include representation from both CPMs and management of CPMs.


·         Attend monthly meetings and bimonthly working group meetings

·         Review proposed topics/content

·         Provide input on CPM competencies

·         Lead breakout sessions to gather information and complete tasks and assignments

If you are interested to participate in the working group, please email Carmen Aldinger at and provide a paragraph outlining your PM interest areas and experience. Once we receive your responses, we will let you know our next steps and the proposed timeline.  Most likely the kick off meeting will be scheduled in early December.

If you have any further questions on this project, please call or email Nita Ichhpurani and/or Lisa Palladino Kim.

Thank you for your consideration!

Nita Ichhpurani

Lisa Palladino Kim