Achieving Greatness, Together

About AARA Clinical Research

AARA Clinical Research got its beginning at one of America’s largest and most successful rheumatology groups, Arizona Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates (AARA). We have been conducting clinical research for over 30 years and have participated in over 800 research studies. We have a site network that includes 14 private practice offices in the United States, 140 dedicated research staff and 22 experienced Principal Investigators ready to take on all phases and types of clinical research.

Qualified Staff

All research staff are qualified by training, education, and experience to conduct clinical trials. In addition to their formal education, we require staff to complete a rigorous internal research training program, including CITI Good Clinical Practice Certification. Each location has all staff roles available (primary & back-up):

  • Principal Investigator
  • Sub-Investigator
  • Study Coordinator
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Independent Assessor
  • Unblinded Pharmacy Designee
  • Infusion Nurse
  • Radiology Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Administrative Team

Equipped Facilities

All research facilities are fully equipped to handle most clinical trials, with specialized and dedicated research space. Each location has the following infrastructure available on-site:

  • Locked Research Office & Storage
  • Exam Rooms
  • Monitoring Area
  • Infusion Suite
  • Secure & Monitored Ambient, Refrigerated & Frozen Drug Storage
  • -20C & -80C Freezers
  • Specimen Processing Lab
  • Calibrated Medical Equipment
  • X-Ray/DEXA/Ultrasound/EKG
  • CLIA Certified Local Laboratory

Technology Enabled

By utilizing all electronic research documentation, we offer increased efficiency, visibility, and quality. We utilize the following systems at all locations:

  • Veeva SiteVault eRegulatory
  • Advarra Clinical Conductor CTMS
  • Advarra eSource
  • Adobe eSign Contracts
  • NextGen EMR

Patient Diversity

With the mission to ensure clinical trial participation is diverse and representative of the intended population, we offer unique and diverse patient populations at each location, with well-established medical history and relationships with the site.

Rapid Start-up

Given our long-standing expertise and streamlined operations, AARA Clinical research can offer rapid study startup, in as little as 30 days. We utilize central IRB and master study agreements, without the hassles of additional contracts or committee approvals.

Therapeutic Areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Bone Disease
  • Podiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology