Under RIE2020, funding was allocated to the Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) initiative to support a core group of CRCs and set up the national training and certification programme for CRCs. The funding aims to retain this critical pool of talent and strengthen the clinical trial landscape and support in Singapore. Support for the CRCs is vital, as they assist to identify suitable patients for recruitment to clinical trials, hence ensuring rapid patient recruitment and clinical trials to complete on time. The national training and certification programme provides a structured training programme for the CRCs to ensure the high quality of the trials conducted.