Research Center Profile:
Biomedical Research Alliance of New York
Dental and Oral Health
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
BRANY is the largest alliance of research sites in
BRANY offers a turnkey solution for expedited site
identification and study startup.
Founded in 1998 by the NY Academy of Medicine and several
academic institutions, BRANY now includes over 200 affiliates --
all able to use a single contract, IRB and budget.
BRANY accelerates the site selection and startup process but,
unlike an SMO, once sites are up and running, interactions are
directly between the investigative sites, the sponsors and/or
CROs. BRANY does not interfere with these important
ONE IRB, ONE CONTRACT, AND ONE
Our sites are located throughout the US. BRANY Certified Sites
A vast health care delivery network with diverse patient
Over 200 academic hospitals and practice settings with more than
30,000 inpatient beds, including faculty practices, outpatient
departments and walk-in clinics in most states and Canada. Fifteen
long-term care facilities and several VA hospitals. Below is a
partial list of sites: All are able to use ONE IRB
and ONE CONTRACT.
Our central office is located in New York, but sites are nationwide. Click here to see a listing of affiliated academic
and research centers
Thousands of board-certified physicians from premier academic
medical institutions with clinical trial experience. Many of our
investigators are considered "thought leaders" in their
BRANY offers sponsors a robust panel of expert investigators and
scientists to assist in protocol development, DSMB membership and
The central office is staffed by experienced regulatory and
clinical staff. There are more than 400 certified study
coordinators at BRANY affiliated sites.
How to Contact the Regulatory/Grants Staff:
Phone Number: 516-470-6914
Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts
Phone Number: 516-470-6925
An ethnically diverse patient population reaches into the
millions and includes all socioeconomic groups.
BRANY Institute for Research Education offers a variety of
educational training programs to aid clinical research
professionals by promoting Good Clinical Practice. Courses range
from a two-day CME accredited program for Clinical Research
Coordinators, to IRB Certification prep, to Budget Negotiation. We
have on-site training. Our instructors will come to you. We will
teach any BRANY course at your institution or organization anywhere
in the world.
- SITE IDENTIFICATION
We help identify potential sites for your trial. Our team
assesses the demographics, past history and the current staff
expertise at each site before presenting them to sponsors and
CROs. Give us a synopsis and within 24 hours, we'll have
some excellent choices for you.
- CENTRALIZED CONTRACTING
One phone call takes care of all regulatory and contract issues. We
prepare all necessary regulatory documents for both sponsors and
investigators, including consent forms,1572's, financial
disclosures etc. The regulatory department works closely with
sponsors and investigators to ensure the accurate and expeditious
submission of all documents. The emphasis on centralization allows
for standardization of budgets for all sites and helps eliminate
the confusion of dealing with several different contacts.
Our experienced and clinically oriented staff is available for
on-site audits of investigative sites and IRBs to insure compliance
with ICH, GCP, FDA and OHRP regulations.
We can supply supplemental monitoring for CROs, sponsors and
investigator sponsors. Our monitors are CCRAs, clinically oriented;
and include MDs and RNs. East Coast regional monitors are available
to assist sponsors and CROs. We can supplement your staff and
decrease travel time and cost. We also supply medical monitoring by
- IRB SERVICES
The BRANY IRB is composed of academic researchers with extensive
IRB experience. Members are committed to the protection of human
subjects and ethical and quality research review in the most
efficient manner. Ongoing auditing of approved trials assures
compliance with all regulatory agencies.
- IBC SERVICES
Unique in the nation, our affiliates send representation to a
central biosafety committee to review recombinant DNA/gene transfer
research. Our core committee is composed of chairs and
biosafety officers from academic centers. With this mechanism
and without sacrificing scrupulous oversight safety, a trial
involving recombinant DNA/gene transfer may be started much more
expeditiously than in the past.
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.