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.
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.
Lessons from the Trenches: Avoiding Common Legal Pitfalls in International Research
Emily Chi Fogler and Andrew Rusczek, attorneys practicing at Verrill Dana, LLP, discuss common legal issues for institutions and companies participating in international research.
A Framework for Ethical Payment to Research Participants
Luke Gelinas co-authored the article "A Framework for Ethical Payment to Research Participants" in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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.
Shifting Sands: The Complexities and Uncertainties of the Evolving US Regulatory, Policy, and Scientific Landscape for Biospecimen Research
Michele Russell-Einhorn co-authored Shifting Sands: The Complexities and Uncertainties of the Evolving US Regulatory, Policy, and Scientific Landscape.
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.
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).
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.
IRB-Connect allows seamless access for your data from Advarra's Center for IRB Intelligence (CIRBI) Platform to your eTMF.
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.
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.