Pearl IRB

The long wave goodbye to phantom PIs

Friday, April 15, 2016

Efforts to reduce the number of phantom investigators—principal investigators (PIs) who are not adequately supervising their staff and clinical trials—appear to be having a measurable impact. But problems associated with, and the issues that cause, phantom PIs and their causes linger.

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Pearl IRB granted AAHRPP accreditation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pearl IRB, an Indianapolis-based provider of central IRB review services, has received accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Pearl IRB earned this distinction in December 2014 by demonstrating extensive safeguards in all levels of the research operations and abiding by high standards of excellence for all research.

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First commercial IRB opens in Indiana to fill geographic gap and attract clinical research

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Indiana now has its first commercial Institutional Review Board (IRB). Indiana and its surrounding region, that is. Diana Caldwell and Gretchen Miller Bowker—both Eli Lilly alum and former coworkers at the regulatory compliance consultancy Safis Solutions—have launched Pearl IRB to fill what they say is the commercial IRB gap that stretches north to Minneapolis, east to Philadelphia, south to Cincinnati and west all the way to San Diego.

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