ethica CRO will be among the exhibitors at the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Meeting in Chicago, Ill. on August 8 - 10, 2014, taking the opportunity to meet with some of the leading dermatologists and highlight its expertise in dermatological research.
Attendees are invited to visit ethica CRO’s booth (#1100) in the Hyatt Regency Chicago to meet with Murray Jensen, MSc (Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs) and Ron Kolanitch (Corporate Director of Business Development).
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ethica CRO becomes the first contract research organization (CRO) to be accredited by Alion
Montreal, November 5, 2013 – ethica CRO Inc. (ethica CRO), a subsidiary of ethica Clinical Research Inc. (ethica), is proud to announce that it has been awarded accreditation by Alion HRPP Accreditation Services (Alion). ethica CRO is the first CRO as well as the first Canadian company to be accredited by Alion.
In 2006, ethica achieved accreditation by AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs), becoming the first CRO to be accredited worldwide. At that time, AAHRPP was the only accrediting body. Earlier this year, Alion expanded its HRPP accreditation services providing the clinical research industry with an accreditation alternative. Accreditation by Alion acknowledges ethica’s long-standing commitment to the protection of human research participants’ rights and welfare.
ethica selected Alion based on its long history of oversight, its practical approach to accreditation, and its commitment to continuous improvement of its accreditation standards. These attributes were validated during the accreditation process. According to Murray Jensen, Managing Director of ethica CRO, “It is important for an accrediting body to understand that, as a CRO, the operating environment of our HRPP is different from that of an institutional IRB. While rigorous, we found Alion’s processes and feedback to provide more practical value to our company.”
“The human research environment is constantly evolving. To be effective, our business model and HRPP must also be dynamic processes”, stated Janice E. Parente, PhD (President of the ethica group of companies). “Alion has clear and concise business practices, policies and standards that are applied consistently. The quality and substance of the review conducted by Alion were exceptional and demonstrated a higher level of experience in and understanding of emerging trends in human research. The feedback we received from Alion was insightful and extremely valuable in improving our HRPP, further strengthening the protection of research participants in clinical research managed or overseen by our subsidiaries, Veritas IRB, ethica CRO and Merita CQA.”
About ethica CRO Inc.
ethica CRO Inc. is a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) that conducts and manages ethical clinical research on drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmeceuticals and natural health products to international clinical research sponsors. For further information visit: www.ethicaCRO.com.
About ethica Clinical Research Inc.
ethica Clinical Research Inc. provides services to sponsors of clinical research worldwide through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. ethica CRO Inc. is a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) that conducts and manages ethical clinical research on drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmeceuticals and natural health products to international clinical research sponsors. Veritas IRB Inc. is an experienced and transparent Independent Review Board (IRB) committed to ensuring the safety, rights and well-being of research participants.Merita CQA Inc. provides internal support to the corporation and expert quality assurance services and training for clinical researchers, investigators and study coordinators. For further information visit: www.ethicaclinical.com.
About the Alion HRPP Accreditation Program
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