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Advarra purchases IntegReview IRB

By Jenni Spinner

The institutional review board services provider has acquired the AAHRPP-accredited central IRB, which specializes in early-phase research.

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Groups Question Overlap, Redundancy in FDA Draft Guidance on IRBs

Groups Question Overlap, Redundancy in FDA Draft Guidance on IRBs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.

AAHRPP revises standards

AAHRPP revises standards

By Nick Taylor

The AAHRPP has issued a major revision of its standards, the first time it has done so, adding sections on transnational research and the separation of business interests from ethics review.

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