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sIRB Review for Multicenter Research: A Guide for Institutions

April 7, 2020

Single IRB (sIRB) review for multicenter research is fast becoming the norm in the US. Initiative such as the NIH sIRB policy and revised Common Rule make it clear that…

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How Institutions Gain Research Opportunities from Partnering with Multiple Independent IRBs

February 28, 2020

Academic medical centers (AMCs) and health systems across the US are attempting to win more industry-sponsored research trials, and one strategy is to partner with the multiple external IRBs that…

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Informed Consent: 6 Approaches to Increase Participant Comprehension

February 28, 2020

Ensuring participants have appropriate knowledge of a study is a crucial goal of the informed consent process. This paper describes six research-based approaches for improving informed consent and supporting participants’…

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Managing Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research

February 28, 2020

Managing conflicts of interest in clinical research is a critical mission for many reasons. Here we discuss the need for conflict of interest policies in clinical research, examine the specific…

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The Convergence of GDPR, the HIPAA Security Rule, and Part 11 on US Clinical Research

February 28, 2020

As electronic research systems are increasingly relied upon to store participant data, report results, and confirm informed consent, regulatory bodies around the world are re-examining old regulations and developing new…

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Botanical Medicines in Research

February 28, 2020

Botanicals have been used for millennia to combat illness—but why are there so few clinical trials testing the merits of this modality? This whitepaper describes rationale for why IRBs should…

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Special Considerations for Pediatric Trials

February 28, 2020

Clinical research with minors poses several significantly different issues than research conducted on adults. Therefore, researchers must address a number of special considerations when conducting any pediatric clinical trial.

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10 Tips for Writing Compliant Participant Materials

February 28, 2020

Recruitment materials are a potential participant’s first introduction to the study, and post-consent materials can influence an individual’s decision about continued participation. It is important to adhere to the principles…

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Research in Pediatric Populations

February 28, 2020

It is vitally important to develop effective and safe treatments for children based on reliable data from clinical trials involving child participants. However, conducting research with children presents unique ethical…

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6 Tips for Submitting a Research Study for Expedited Review

February 28, 2020

Becoming familiar with the expedited requirements is a good way to ensure you can navigate the review process effectively.