Protocol Builder, a cloud-based solution for investigator-initiated clinical trials, now is available to individual researchers, including medical residents and fellows, according to the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), the developer of the system and a national organization providing clinical research support solutions such as IRB review, trial contracting/budgeting, and auditing and monitoring to hospitals and academic medical centers.
“Residents and fellows are often challenged with developing research protocols that meet IRB and regulatory requirements,” said Raffaella Hart, vice president of IRB and IBC Services. “Protocol Builder provides an easy-to-navigate solution that guides individuals writing research protocols through an intelligent step-by-step process, saving time and effort.”
The tool, originally developed as an enterprise solution, provides simple instructions and relevant tips developed by experts. A built-in resource center allows investigators to access protocol samples, as well as links to important educational and regulatory information. Users also can download commonly used forms.