As CROs (contract research organizations) and sponsors look to shave off time from their clinical trial start-up phase, which is where delays occur most frequently, companies may want to look away from local IRBs (institutional review boards), an expert...
CRO industry group ACRO has welcomed a US NIH draft policy promoting use of a single IRB for site reviews per institute-backed multi-centre study, arguing that the approach would accelerate trials without compromising safety.
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs today announced that it has accredited three more organizations, including two independent institutional review boards (IRB) in Massachusetts and a third organization in Mexico.
The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) and others are cautioning the FDA against issuing guidance that could muddle or duplicate the responsibilities of institutional review boards (IRBs) and trial sponsors or CROs.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), contract research organisation (CRO) Medpace, and institutional review board Quorum Review IRB have all been honoured with Eagle awards at this year's Site Solutions Summit, held in Ellicott City, Maryland, USA.