Hunter Walker, Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic Research Group

Collaborative Audit Approach Boosts Trial Quality

Contract research organizations (CROs) and sponsors can up each other’s game with vibrant, transparent, and two-way inspection programs bolstered by the latest technology, several experts report. “When sponsors know they can audit us remotely, it keeps you on your toes in a good way,” says Hunter Walker, chief technology officer for the Atlantic Research Group […]


CROs Look to Leverage Tech Advances to Reduce Risks, Improve Trials

You’d have to search pretty hard to find a contract research organization (CRO) that doesn’t want to appear to be on the lookout for ways to adopt modern clinical applications to boost efficiency, collaboration, and overall quality. That’s one takeaway from a new survey from Veeva, which found each of the 58 CROs responding saying such […]

Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director

ACRP and Greater Gift Partner for the PopUp Star Competition to Increase Clinical Trial Awareness

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Greater Gift announce a new partnership to raise awareness of clinical trials among the greater public through the PopUp Star competition. The partnership will support public outreach around the world through localized events starting May 20, 2019 in celebration of Clinical Trials Day. “Greater awareness of clinical […]

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FDA Clarifies IRB Informed Consent Waivers for Low-Risk Trials

Building on a 2017 guidance that offered new, relaxed conditions for some informed consent waivers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now released a new rulemaking notice allowing researchers in what have been deemed low-risk clinical trials to experiment on patients without obtaining informed consent—if those trials meet at least four conditions. The […]