DrugDev has acquired SecureConsent, an electronic informed consent (eConsent) provider, in a move that expands the company’s suite of technology offerings designed to improve the efficiency of clinical operations at investigative sites. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
New specialty IRB targets social science research
A major provider of clinical research support services has launched a new institutional review board (IRB) focused entirely on social science research. The Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), a network of four medical centers with over 200 affiliated study sites, now offers centralized IRB services from a panel of academic experts in social, behavioral and educational research (SBER). The new SBER IRB includes epidemiologists, psychologists and social workers, and represents an expansion of BRANY’s existing IRB services.
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