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Advarra makes clinical research safer, smarter, and faster. Our integrated solutions help safeguard trial participants, empower clinical sites, ensure compliance, and optimize research performance for over 3,500 sponsors, CROs, institutions, academic medical centers, and research consortia.

With trusted and unequaled Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) review solutions, innovative software solutions for sites, sponsors, and CROs. Featuring experienced consultants with deep-seated connections across the industry, Advarra has the expertise and technology needed to advance clinical research and help our clients make the world a healthier place.

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Advarra’s extensive geographic reach helps clients navigate an evolving research and regulatory environment.

Our Vision

To accelerate the advancement of human health​.

Our Mission

To be an innovative, global partner to our clients across the clinical research ecosystem, enabling the safe, ethical, compliant, and efficient development of life-changing therapies.​

Our Value

Advarra provides integrated solutions that safeguard trial participants, empower clinical sites, ensure compliance, and optimize research performance for over 3,500 sponsors, CROs, institutions, academic medical centers, and research consortia.

Safeguard Trial Participants

Advarra safeguards patients by ensuring protocols are safe for the subject and feasible for researchers and trial participants. As a trusted IRB and IBC, the safety of human research participants, the community, and environment throughout clinical research is our top priority. Objectivity and concern for safety drives all review decisions.

Empower Clinical Sites

Advarra applies site-centric technologies to facilitate critical workflows and collaboration between sites, sponsors, and CROs. Advarra delivers secure, collaborative technology solutions that optimize the use of health data in developing solutions of the future. By leveraging real-time data with advanced workflow management systems, we increase research transparency, access, and safety.

Ensure Compliance

Advarra provides innovative regulatory compliance solutions and expertise throughout the research lifecycle. Our integrated end-to-end compliance management platform combines site training, protocol compliance, and patient engagement, plus experienced consultants available to assist your team. By viewing the clinical research process holistically and working closely with our stakeholders, we provide timely services and develop solutions that meet their needs.

Optimize Research Performance

From strategic program and study design, to site selection, to trial conduct, Advarra’s data-driven approach and regulatory, therapeutic, and consulting expertise makes us invaluable partners. We foster collaboration across the clinical ecosystem, expanding trial capabilities while streamlining the process. We are experts in fine tuning and editing trial design to optimize safety. By integrating information and data between patients, physicians, and healthcare systems, we enable compliant, safe, and transparent trials.

Our History

For over 50 years, Advarra has been dedicated to advancing human health. From our origins in ethical review, Advarra has grown to become the premier provider of Institutional Review board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), site and sponsor technology solutions, and research quality and compliance consulting services in North America with reach across the globe.

We believe that Advarra can make the most impact by offering integrated solutions across the clinical trial ecosystem. Over the years, we have thoughtfully added to our capabilities with additional products and services to make clinical research safer, smarter, and faster for sites and sponsors.

Core Values

At Advarra, our Core Values are at the heart of everything we do.

Patient-Centric

We act with urgency to support the development of therapies so people can live happier, healthier lives.

Each of our actions and decisions are informed by an understanding of the impact we have on trial participants and patients.

Ethical

We are a beacon of ethical guidance for the research community at large.

We always act with integrity and are accountable for our actions and decisions.

Collaborative

We partner with our clients and colleagues to innovate, solve problems, and deliver results.

We welcome diversity of perspectives and opinions and treat one another with kindness, empathy, and respect.

Quality-Focused

We are high-performing and seek to consistently deliver the best possible results for our clients without ever compromising quality.

We are committed to continuously learning and improving.