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What Is a Screening Consent?

August 14, 2019

Informed consent is an ongoing process to ensure the participant has an initial and ongoing understanding of the research and its risks. In this blog, we’ll take a look at…

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Quality Improvement Project vs Human Subject Research: What’s the Difference?

July 24, 2019

When does a quality improvement program cross over into research? How do the two categories inform one another in the context of human subjects protection? Advarra IRB Executive Chair Sarah…

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The Future of Phase I Oncology Studies

July 10, 2019

Phase I studies in oncology pose challenges unlike any other early phase study. Most phase I studies begin with healthy volunteers, but because of the unique nature of the trial…

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The Noble Pursuit of Investigator-Initiated Research

June 19, 2019

Stem cell clinics with unproven treatments are on the rise in the US. Learn how the FDA is working to bring new stem cell therapies under federal oversight.

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The Challenge of Unproven Regenerative Stem Cell Therapies

June 5, 2019

Stem cell clinics with unproven treatments are on the rise in the US. Learn how the FDA is working to bring new stem cell therapies under federal oversight.

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Six Key GDPR Questions to Review

May 1, 2019

Questions still remain about GDPR and its applications. Have you considered these six key questions to ask within your organization?

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Can Ethics Review Catch Up to the CBD Craze?

April 22, 2019

CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, is experiencing a massive surge in popularity, but clinical research lags behind in verifying effective uses.

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Quorum/Kinetiq Acquisition & Integration:
What You Need to Know

March 14, 2019

On March 5, 2019, Advarra announced its acquisition of Quorum Review IRB and Kinetiq, the research and technology consulting division of Quorum. We’ve assembled this FAQ to address some of…

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After the Compliance Date: Revised Common Rule FAQs (Or: Why We Cancelled Our February Webinar)

February 22, 2019

The bad news is we cancelled our webinar on the revised Common Rule. The good news? We cancelled it because it seems the revised Common Rule implementation and transition have…

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Informed Consent Changes in the Revised Common Rule

January 18, 2019

Many of the revised Common Rule’s changes aim to make informed consent more meaningful, so that research subjects have the...