The Role of IRBs in Clinical Research: A Quick Guide

Complion Clinical Research Ethics, Compliance, Human Subject Protection

Institutional review boards (IRBs) are ethics review committees that ensure human research subjects’ rights are protected, as well as the rights of the patients who ultimately benefit from the research. Operating under US federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies, the IRB has the authority to approve, require modification to, and disapprove research. IRBs are an important part of regulatory efforts and their approval is required for all human research. Here’s a quick overview of IRBs and the expectations for working with them.

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The Future of Clinical Research Technology: Single Dose Studies

Complion Clinical Research Trends, Sponsors

Because research study sponsors are continually seeking efficiencies, and all stakeholders in studies have an interest in minimizing the time required of, and the potential risk to, volunteers who participate in studies, there will be a decrease in the number of single drug studies in the future. That is the observation of John Neal, CEO of PCRS Network. In the final post of this four-part series, we explore the evolution of clinical research and the opportunity for collaboration among multiple sponsors based on Neal’s insights.