August 1998 - The CenterWatch Monthly : Volume 5, Issue 8, August 1998
Feds Put IRBs Under Review
CenterWatch looks at the state of the IRB approval process-in both academic and commercial centers. This story addresses conclusions by the Office of the Inspector General of Health and Human Services' in a report entitled: "IRBs: A Time for Reform". Reform suggestions include redefining federal IRB requirements to allow for more flexibility and accountability for results.
Don't Call This Alliance an SMO
Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR) is a network of 19 members with 24 sites who see their group of independently owned sites as the SMO path not taken. This CenterWatch feature article presents a look at alternative study conduct models now emerging.
Eye On: Obesity
CenterWatch editorial staff review new treatments research in obesity treatments and identify six compounds in clinical development and 21 in preclinical development.
- Month in Review