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2011-12-05 09:55:00

CINCINNATI, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board, Inc. announces the acquisition of Florida-based Independent Investigational Review Board, Inc. The transaction allows both organizations, which protect the rights of human research subjects, to provide a more comprehensive suite of review services for pharmaceutical, medical device, Contract Research Organization (CRO) and clinical research site customers. "The strengths of the two organizations are...

2011-10-26 16:38:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Research Management, (ClinicalRM) a full-service Contract Research Organization providing services for basic and applied research, clinical trials, and regulatory support, announced today its Senior Scientific Director, Dr. Jere M. Boyer, Ph.D., will co-present a panel titled Battle of Compliance: FDA vs. OHRP vs. ICH at the MAGI West Clinical Research Conference, October 23-26, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. The panel will discuss the important...

2011-10-13 11:16:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Nalini Rajamannan, MD, who has ARRA/NIH Federal Funding, on her termination from Northwestern University as an Associate Professor of Medicine: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111013/CG86104) Effective September 30, 2011, I was terminated from Northwestern University as a result, I believe, of my attempts to protect my patients who had investigational devices placed in their heart. This was recently...

2011-09-27 12:00:00

Quorum Review IRB is introducing a new ethics board located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This unique panel includes members from academia with significant expertise in oncology research. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Quorum Review IRB is introducing a new ethics board located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This unique panel includes members from academia with significant expertise in oncology research. The Cambridge Board will begin reviewing studies on October 4, 2011. Quorum...

2011-01-27 00:00:00

In an effort to increase access to Lucanix, IRCC has been chosen as the first U.S. research center by NovaRx to provide an "Expanded Access" trial of Lucanix to a limited number of qualified research participants. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Innovative Research Center of California (IRCC) is an independent, dedicated research facility that specializes in new treatments for Oncology and Medicine. IRCC's team of investigators and research coordinators have decades of experience...

2011-01-24 08:20:00

IRBNet's free report provides objective performance metrics for the human subjects research protection oversight field, enabling hospitals, universities and government research institutions to make performance comparisons and drive process improvements CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At universities, hospital systems and government agencies large and small, ethics review boards tasked with overseeing the protection of human subjects in research are actively...

2011-01-21 16:14:12

Realignment with participants' interest important for future of genomic research Obtaining consent for genetic studies can be an opportunity for researchers to foster respectful engagement with participants, not merely to mitigate legal risk. This shift is proposed in a policy forum appearing tomorrow, Jan. 21, in Science, the journal of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. The authors of the article, "Research Practices and Participant Preferences: The Growing Gulf" recommend...

2010-12-07 15:35:00

Study finds wide variability in ethics board practices Practices for protecting human research subjects with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that make them incapable of giving informed consent are widely variable and in need of more concrete ethical and legal guidance, according to a study in IRB: Ethics & Human Research. The findings are significant for several reasons. First of all, the authors write, many countries have made research on dementia a national health priority and...

2010-10-31 00:13:17

RCRC Independent Review Board Celebrates 25 Years of Trusted Service Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 RCRC Independent Review Board today announced it is celebrating 25 years as a trusted, leading provider of professional IRB services. RCRC provides IRB review for all phases of research in a variety of therapeutic areas and study designs for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Additionally, RCRC provides ethical review for behavioral and social science research...

2010-10-08 14:13:56

Findings from the past have implications for research in the future The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication. She calls for the need to learn from history to better protect human subjects in the developing world. Susan M. Reverby, a professor at Wellesley College, describes how she unearthed...