Institutional Review Board

Slow study start-ups tied to local IRB use, expert says

Slow study start-ups tied to local IRB use, expert says

By Zachary Brennan

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...

Groups Question Overlap, Redundancy in FDA Draft Guidance on IRBs

Groups Question Overlap, Redundancy in FDA Draft Guidance on IRBs

By Zachary Brennan

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.