Karen Cloete obtained her BSC degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997 whereafter she opened her private practice, Boland Therapy and Learning Centre, in Paarl and Malmesbury. Karen has worked in clinical research since 2008 and joined TASK Applied Science in 2010, where she initiated the Quality division. Karen holds the position of Quality and Regulatory Head. Leading the two teams she coordinates and oversees study start up to site initiation. She drafts, evaluates and implements quality systems, guidelines and policies for the company – working closely with all sponsors and TASK teams to ensure integrity and validity of data across all sites and various protocols. Her passion for training and maintaining good clinical practice together with the support of TASK Applied Science was the main drive behind TASK Academy being established in 2017 where she wants to share her knowledge and experience gained with other (potential) clinical research professionals.