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CISCRP Medical Heroes Appreciation event returns to DIA to celebrate clinical trial volunteers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 01:38 PM

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), an independent nonprofit organization, has announced the upcoming Medical Heroes Appreciation Walk in Washington D.C. to honor the volunteers who give the gift of participation in clinical research and to raise awareness about the importance of clinical research in advancing public health.

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Center for Biomedical Research, Ackerman Cancer Center partner on clinical registry

Friday, May 22, 2015 01:47 PM

The Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is partnering with Ackerman Cancer Center, a new proton therapy center, as part of a clinical meta-registry for clinical outcomes and long-term follow-up of cancer patients receiving proton therapy.

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Verified Clinical Trials, Integreview IRB create new expedited research subject authorization review process

Thursday, May 21, 2015 07:35 AM

Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) and Integreview IRB have developed a preferred partnership to stop dual enrollment in clinical trials and reduce protocol deviations while promoting safety. Research sites, CROs and pharmaceutical sponsors will benefit from this alliance in an effort to stop dual enrollment in clinical trials and reduce significant protocol violations from occurring. 

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WCG, Certara co-sponsor Lasker Lessons in Leadership events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:20 PM

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services and software to support clinical research, and Certara, a global biosimulation technology-enabled drug development consultancy, are co-sponsoring the inaugural Lasker Lessons in Leadership, a series of one-day career-oriented workshops for postgraduate medical research students. This program, which has been developed by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in collaboration with the International Biomedical Research Alliance and the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, began May 19 at the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, Md.

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Study: Clinical trial transparency improving

Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:23 PM

Transparency amongst industry-sponsored clinical trials continues to improve with results of 90% of trials on all new medicines approved by the EMA in 2012 disclosed within a 12-month timeframe, according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) study.

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ACRES, San Antonio Express-News launch blog on accountability in clinical research

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 02:55 PM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, and Texas-based San Antonio Express-News, an affiliate of Hearst Communications, have formed a strategic alliance to create a blog as a vehicle for public outreach and education across the healthcare and clinical research endeavor. The blog provides an opportunity for the voice of patients and the public to be clearly heard in this important dialogue.

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Medidata launches open-source connector linking Apple ResearchKit to Medidata Clinical Cloud

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 02:52 PM

Medidata, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, has completed an open-source connector linking Apple ResearchKit with the Medidata Clinical Cloud platform. This mechanism will enable life sciences companies and academic institutions to map data generated by ResearchKit apps into Medidata's secure, regulatory-compliant environment, integrating the data with other information collected in clinical trials.

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FPWR, NORD launch Global Prader-Willi Syndrome Registry

Monday, May 4, 2015 01:23 PM

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit charitable organization, and National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a nonprofit organization representing all patients and families affected by rare diseases in the U.S., have launched the Global Prader-Willi Syndrome Registry, a new database to accelerate research and cures for the rare disease Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).

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FDA’s Woodcock proposes master protocols, infrastructure to increase clinical trial efficiency, reduce costs

Monday, May 4, 2015 08:00 AM

By Ronald Rosenberg
CenterWatch Staff Writer

The FDA, which has successfully reduced the review times for new medications, wants to help biopharmaceutical companies lower the rising costs of clinical trials by streamlining some of its processes and working more closely with industry.

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OneBeacon Technology launches protocol-based clinical trials product

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:56 PM

OneBeacon Technology Insurance, a member of Minnetonka, Minn.-based OneBeacon Insurance Group, has launched its new "life of the clinical trial" product for North America, which extends clinical trials coverage through its products-completed operations policy form for the duration of each protocol period.

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