Introducing Fireside Chats: Conversations On Burning Research Topics

July 2, 2020

Advarra is excited to introduce Fireside Chats, a series of virtual conversations discussing current issues in clinical trials. Each Fireside Chat brings together perspectives from across the research community, enabling…


Patient Engagement and the IRB

June 10, 2020

Recent years have seen increased efforts to engage with patient and participant communities and include them more closely in research. This approach is reflected in the founding of the Patient…


The New Normal: Considerations for Restarting Research

June 16, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continually heard what the “new normal” could mean for our work lives, social lives, schools, communities, and our medical system. But what does it…


Trial Design in the Time of COVID-19: Complex and Efficient

May 20, 2020

Complex trial designs can eliminate less-promising investigational treatments quickly to speed development, but they remain under-utilized. The current pandemic offers a chance to consider strategies for facilitating adoption of such…


Clinical Trials Day: Thanking the Unsung Heroes

May 20, 2020

On Clinical Trials Day, now more than ever, it’s important to recognize and thank those unsung heroes at the focal point of research: research sites and institutions.


Keep in Touch: Tips for Working with a Single IRB for the First Time

May 6, 2020

Recent regulations and policies have ushered in the era of mandated single IRB (sIRB) review. Many institutions must now establish policies and processes for working with an external sIRB.


Q&A – Ask Advarra Live: The Real-World Impact of COVID-19 on Research

April 30, 2020

Experts from Advarra and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provided practical guidance on the COVID-19 research impact in a recent webinar. We’ve addressed the most popular Q&A topics here.


Differentiating “Public” and “Private” Internet Spaces in IRB Review

April 22, 2020

What is the difference between “public” and “private” internet spaces? This question has gained importance with the growing practice of using internet and social media platforms as a source of…


Coronavirus disease 2019 in children

April 20, 2020

Ran D. Goldman, MD FRCPC contributed to the article Coronavirus disease 2019 in children in the journal Canadian Family Physician.


sIRB 101: An Introduction to Relying on an External IRB

Federal mandates for single IRB (sIRB) review of multisite research have ushered in a new era of sIRB oversight. Multisite research funded by NIH, HHS, and other agencies must now…