Quorum Review Receives Reaccreditation from AAHRPP

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SEATTLE, WA (Jun 17, 2014): Quorum Review IRB, the industry leader in central IRB services, announces its reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP).

Quorum Review IRB first received AAHRPP accreditation in 2006. AAHRPP accreditation is the gold-standard for U.S. and international organizations that conduct biomedical, behavioral or social sciences research involving human participants. Accredited organizations include community and teaching hospitals; universities; independent and institutional review boards; research institutes and contract research organizations.

“This achievement is the culmination of more than 20 years of continued dedication to Human Subjects Protection by this organization and its staff,” said Cami Gearhart, JD, Quorum Review IRB’s Chief Executive Officer.

As part of the reaccreditation effort, Quorum presented the professional education webinar “Understanding Reporting Obligations to the IRB”, which was attended by nearly 2,000 clinical trials professionals. The webinar, presented by Mitchell E. Parrish, JD, RAC, CIP, clarified complex IRB safety reporting requirements and explained how to leverage this knowledge to improve participant safety and drive efficiencies into IRB reporting processes.  The webinar recording and slides are available here.

The webinar was presented as part of Quorum Review’s ongoing commitment to enhancing participant protection and supporting our mission.

About Quorum Review IRB

Full Accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc.Quorum Review is an independent institutional review board fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and has been providing ethics review of human clinical research since 1992. Quorum oversees research in accordance with U.S. and Canadian human subject research protection regulations and guidelines set forth by the International Committee on Harmonisation (ICH), and principles of the Belmont Report.

Quorum’s best-in-class IRB services include 15 Board meetings each week plus expedited review, 24-hour site review turnaround, 36-hour amendment review turnaround, a secure web portal, and Smart Forms for online submissions. Quorum’s IRB service offerings include full study review in the US and Canada, international ethics review, a specialized Phase I team, and unique processes for post-approval and registry studies.

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