Research Coordinator Network Chair Scope of Work


  • Provide an annual report including committee and workgroup progress, activities at the annual meeting, and future plans to the Executive Director of CARRA by May 30 of each year,
  • Develop and update the committee’s goals to be presented in the yearly report,
  • Identify potential successors at least one year prior to expiration of term,
  • With assistance from the Vice Chair, develop a written plan for a CARRA Research Coordinator Mentoring Program and other projects as requested.


  • Develop and lead the CARRA Research Coordinator Network and oversee the general workings of the Network
  • Set and enable the annual agenda (to accomplish the goals) for the Coordinator Network
  • Set priorities and direction for research protocol training and skills development for the Network
  • Participate in the development and review of site training materials,
  • Provide input into the CARRA Registry data collection and operations,
  • Prioritize and enhance CARRA research studies and Registry enrollment and site performance, including working with his/her own site as well as others as appropriate,
  • Manage the distribution of the group’s discretionary funds,
  • Facilitate communication within the committee, including regular communication with workgroup leaders,
  • Attend and contribute to weekly CARRA Registry Operations Team calls, currently held Mondays from 11am to 12pm Eastern time,
  • Attend monthly Steering Committee meetings (conference calls), currently held the 2nd Friday of each month from 2-3:30PM Eastern time,
  • Attend face to face meetings of the Steering Committee,
  • Attend (in person) the CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting,
  • As a member of the Steering Committee, provide direction and oversight for CARRA’s Internally funded research Scientific Review Committee, Publications Committee, Data & Sample Share Committee, and CTP Committee,
  • As a member of the Steering Committee, provide oversight of CARRA membership engagement and the CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting,
  • Represent CARRA as a consultant/resource to collaborators and other groups as needed,
  • Participate in the planning and execution of the Annual Meeting: 
    • Co-lead (with Vice Chair) the group’s committee meeting and organization of workgroup meetings (coordinating with EDI and meeting planner),
    • Assist with identifying keynote and plenary program speakers,
    • Provide a summary of the committee/workgroups activities in annual report.
  • Workgroup Leadership: 
    • Identify workgroup leaders,
    • Oversee workgroup progress, meeting regularly with workgroup leaders, including assisting with organizing sessions at the Annual Meeting,
    • Periodically participate in workgroup conference calls,
    • Develop new workgroups when need and interest are present and aligned with the overall strategic interests of CARRA and the coordinator network.
  • Communicate at least monthly with Vice Chair on goals and progress of the committee and its workgroups, assigning tasks to Vice Chair as appropriate,
  • Train and orient new Chair,


  • Eligibility must be maintained for this position throughout the term. Requirements include:*
    • Serve as a study coordinator for the Registry or a Registry-based CARRA study at his/her site
    • Actively recruit, consent, enroll and follow participants for the CARRA Registry and other CARRA studies
    • Participate in biosample collection
    • Enroll new patients into CARRA studies on a regular basis (for the CARRA Registry, this is defined as a minimum of one new subject enrolled per month)
    • Remain up to date on data entry and regulatory requirements for all CARRA studies that the coordinator is staffing
    • Attend/Participate in DCRI CARRA Registry Site Calls
    • Remain responsive to CARRA and DCRI queries and communications, participating in DCRI-led CARRA Registry site calls
  • Must be a member in good standing.
    • Member is current on membership dues and membership information (location, contact information, and membership status) is up-to-date
    • Member participates in at least one Research Committee (e.g. JDM, JIA, SVARD, etc.) of CARRA
    • Member has attended at least one annual CARRA meeting over the last 3 year period


Three year term (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022)

An estimated/average 4 hours weekly will be needed to perform these duties.  This role includes compensation of 10% of salary plus fringe.

*time required to maintain eligibility is not funded effort through this position