Should Social Media Be Part of Your Research Toolbox?

November 12, 2019

Social media holds tremendous promise in the research sphere but requires sensitivity to pertinent regulatory and ethical considerations. Sponsors and investigators looking to incorporate social media into their research toolbox…


A Tale of Two Sites: The Power of Integrated Research Administration

October 23, 2019

Site timelines for studies can vary widely across the industry due to differences in internal efficiency. In this blog, James Riddle (Advarra VP of Institutional Services and Strategic Consulting) tells…


Reporting to the IRB: Unanticipated Device Effects (UADEs) in Medical Device Studies

October 2, 2019

In this blog, we’ll take a look at what the regulations do and do not say about IRB reporting requirements and how Advarra has addressed some of the undefined “gray…


How Centralized IBC Review Can Benefit Gene Therapy Research

September 18, 2019

Gene therapy research is at the forefront of a coming boom in the clinical setting. Understand the growth, risks, and regulatory requirements here.


Advarra Acquires Forte:
What You Need to Know

September 5, 2019

On September 5, 2019, Advarra announced its intent to acquire Forte. The combined organization leverages mutual strengths in supporting the research community with client service, regulatory expertise, and technology-enabled efficiencies…


Compensating Clinical Trial Participants: The Basics

August 28, 2019

Many clinical trial protocols include plans to compensate participants for their contribution to the research. According to FDA’s information sheet...


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…


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…


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…


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.