We value your privacy.

At VRC, it’s important to ensure that it’s protected, so we’ve put together a policy that details what information we may collect when you’re engaged with us and how we handle that information. VRC and PRA Health Science are patient recruitment partners committed to the most ethical and professional clinical studies.

PRA Internet Privacy Notice

PRA respects the privacy of individuals who visit our website, and this Notice is published in order to inform visitors about the nature of our commitments to ensure that individual privacy rights are protected. You can navigate most of our website without giving us any personal information at all. However, if you request additional information or services, we will need some personal information about you in order to fulfill your request. This Notice explains our practices and about the way your personal information is collected and used.

Your information is protected in accordance with industry standards, with appropriate security safeguards.

See the PRA Health Sciences Privacy Policy that applies to this website.

PRA Privacy Policy


PRA uses cookies, which are pieces of information that our web server sends to your computer when you access our website. We use a cookie called PRACookiesAccepted to record if a visitor has accepted the cookies. Our Content Management System uses session cookies upon your arrival at our website to provide additional functionality. PRA also uses Google Analytics to collect information about how many visitors we get, where they come from and how they use our website. The results help us to improve the services offered.

By continuing your use of PRA’s website, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with the purposes described in this Notice. If you do not wish to accept the cookies, please do not use this website. You may manage cookies at any time through your browser settings. To find out how to manage cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org then select ‘How to Control/Delete Cookies’ and follow the instructions for your browser.

Personal information collected

We may gather personal information from you in several ways. You will be asked to provide personal information if you are interested in (a) Signing up to receive topical materials through our Resource Center, mailers and newsletters; (b) Serving as an investigator in a clinical trial—if you submit your name as a potential investigator, we will send you a questionnaire to complete about your qualifications, experience, your practice and your site; (c) Participating in a study as a study subject; (d) An employment opportunity at PRA. An application made by you will require your resume or curriculum vitae to be submitted; or (e) Using a “Contact us” form to request assistance with your enquiry. The type of personal information requested from you will be based on your area of interest and may include any or all of the following: your name, email address, business title, company name, address and contact numbers.

How we use personal information

When you request materials from our Resource Center, your contact details are put into a database and used for a follow-up call regarding your preferences and interest in further materials, receipt of mailers and newsletters about PRA’s compatible areas of work. This personal information will be made available to PRA employees to the extent necessary to respond to your request. When you submit information to PRA as a potential investigator, the information—including personal information—will be processed and held on a database. We may share this information with client sponsors of clinical studies during the process of selecting investigators for planned research. When you submit an employment application, this will be passed to an external website host, which acts as a recruiter interface for PRA. The host maintains a secure website, and access to the personal information is restricted to those employees within PRA who are involved in the recruitment process for the position. Due to the global nature of PRA, processing and storage of personal information is conducted in centralized locations which may not be your own country. PRA will securely transfer your personal information to its servers, including those in the USA, by the most appropriate method for data transfers. This includes having in place agreements using the EU Model Clauses of the European Commission. PRA is a certified Safe Harbor company and adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles for the protection of personal information. PRA complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks. For more information about Safe Harbor, visit the US Department of Commerce website http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

Consent and Access

The personal information will only be provided by and collected from you. By choosing to submit your personal information, you are consenting to its collection and use in the manner described above. You may unsubscribe from communications received by you at any time. You may make a written request for a copy of the personal information held about you. You may request that it be updated, corrected or blocked from further processing. Please write to: Privacy Officer or Pharmaceutical Research Associates Inc., 4130 ParkLake Avenue, Suite 400, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612 USA

PRA’s Global Data Privacy Policy can be found here: http://prahs.com/pra-global-data-privacy-policy/


PRA’s website content and services are intended for adult users only. The site is not designed to attract child users.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email.