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International Research and Research Ethics Review

Clinical research continues to grow throughout the world, with researchers looking outside the US for new and diverse subject populations to help develop and improve investigational therapies. Lauri Carlile, VP of Operations at Advarra, discusses the basics of ex-US research ethics review for US-based researchers.

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Clinical Research Acronyms and Abbreviations You Should Know

New to clinical research? Learn the meaning of common industry acronyms and abbreviations including eCRF, IIT, PI, TMF, and more.

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Integration Update: Revised FAQ for Advarra Merger Efforts

Since November 2017, the Advarra team (formerly Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB) has been working to integrate our process and policies. We are committed to being transparent throughout this integration, so we've assembled the following FAQ to keep you updated.

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Data Collection in Clinical Trials: 4 Steps for Creating an SOP

Learn the necessary steps to create an effective SOP for data collection in clinical trials when using an electronic data capture (EDC) system.

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Schulman IRB and Chesapeake IRB Merger and Integration: What You Need to Know

Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB are merging under the new organizational name, Advarra. This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions about this merger.

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Changes to NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality: What You Need to Know

NIH’s policy for certificates of confidentiality changed so that CoCs are automatically issued for all NIH-funded research that uses sensitive information.

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IBC vs. IRB: What’s the Difference?

Gene therapy research is full of promise, but because of the risks, it’s a highly regulated space requiring oversight by an institutional biosafety committee (IBC).

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Informed Consent in Research and Individuals with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity

This blog outlines the principle of equitable selection and the requirement for additional safeguards for certain vulnerable groups.

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Non-English Speaking Research Subjects: What’s in the Regs?

Recently, the clinical research community has been making efforts to include more diverse subject populations in clinical studies.

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Evaluating eConsent: Some Considerations from an IRB Perspective

eConsent technology can often better inform participants than just the traditional paper consent, which is great from an IRB perspective.

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5 Steps to Follow when Shopping for a Validated EDC System

Shopping for a validated EDC system can seem like a daunting task. Learn five steps that make the process less confusing.

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Planning Gene Therapy Research? Plan for IBC Review

The completion of the human genome project and advances in genetic engineering have paved the way for clinical trials involving human gene transfer

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