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Schulman Associates IRB, Falcon Consulting Group form joint venture

Monday, March 3, 2014

Schulman Associates IRB and Falcon Consulting Group, a provider of Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) services, have formed a joint venture—Provision Research Compliance Services.

Provision offers global consultancy services for development and implementation of GCP and Human Research Protection (HRP) procedural standards and programs for the conduct of clinical research studies.

“There has never been a collaboration of GCP and HRP industry leaders specifically focused on meeting the compliance needs of research institutions around the world,” said Michael Woods, Schulman Associates IRB president, CEO and institutional official. “Provision makes it easier for institutions to achieve their compliance goals and to engage in global development programs. It also helps study sponsors follow a simpler path to consistent compliance practices across a global network of research institutions.”

Provision provides services that combine the GCP quality assurance experience of Falcon Consulting Group with the HRP experience of Schulman Associates IRB. The joint venture provides comprehensive solutions to improve overall quality standards for clinical studies and data integrity and maximizes the protection of human research subjects. Schulman has operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Provision’s services are available in more than 30 countries.

By improving GCP quality assurance and human research protection programs, clinical study data becomes more reliable and human subject protection is strengthened. This leads to more compliant submissions and more rapid approvals for patient therapies.

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