New Final Common Rule – Summary of Changes

As you likely have heard the final revisions to the Common Rule were released yesterday, to be published in the Federal Register today, January 19. We are happy to provide you with a summary of the changes. Please note that the new administration still has the ability...

VoICE:  Valid Informed Consent Education Program

How do we ensure that the signature on the document represents a truly informed study participant?  Verifying individuals are able to make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to enroll in a research study is a cornerstone of conducting ethical...

The Value of the CIP and CPIA Certifications

HRP Consulting Group has evaluated numerous institutions’ research ethics programs and has determined that the majority of the best institutions have one thing in common: those institutions have all, if not most, of their research ethics program staff CIP or...

What Are Research Risks?

Given the recent controversy of the SUPPORT study and the upcoming HHS Public Meeting on risks of standard of care research, we thought it would be an appropriate time to review the regulatory requirements regarding research risk. The federal human subjects...

Flexibility Coalition

The Flexibility Coalition consists of institutions from across the nation who have achieved a more flexible approach to increasingly burdensome federal requirements, by finding simpler ways of reviewing studies. The freedom to be compliant yet flexible, is permitted...

Accreditation Tip: You Are Closer Than You Think

Many people, when faced with the task of cleaning out their garage, open the door, look at all of the mess, close the door and decide to do it another time. What does this have to do with accreditation? When some institutions consider accreditation, they believe that...