Navigation Links
IRBNet Announces Release of National Research Network™ 2010 Benchmark Report
Date:1/24/2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At universities, hospital systems and government agencies large and small, ethics review boards tasked with overseeing the protection of human subjects in research are actively working to improve the timeliness, accuracy, and quality of reviews and research oversight.  They do so in the face of growing research portfolios, expanded data reporting demands, increased scrutiny of oversight, and real-world institutional resource constraints.  This has created two practical challenges: first, managing sensitive, time-critical, data-intensive processes ever-more efficiently; second, objectively evaluating and identifying opportunities for improving the quality of oversight.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/DC20227 )

Responding to this need, IRBNet, the leader in global Institutional Review Board (IRB) management solutions, has released the National Research Network 2010 Benchmark Report.  

The free report mines IRBNet's industry-leading compliance management and data reporting capabilities, and the National Research Network's global presence.  The data-driven benchmarks enable research institutions of all types and sizes to concretely measure and compare ethics review processes and performance, for the benefit of research subjects, the institutions themselves, and the research community at large.

"Research institutions around the world strive for continuous improvement and the highest ethical treatment of human subjects in research, but their efforts are too often hindered by resource constraints, legacy data handling impediments and the absence of external context for analysis," said Andrew Olmsted, IRBNet Director of Member Services. "Standardized, objective performance metrics and focused analysis driven by complete, intact, consistent data and comprehensive reporting are essential to the continued improvement of ethical research management."

The National Research Network 2010 Benchmark Report includes detailed performance metrics for both biomedical-focused and social / behavioral-focused research institutions, including hospitals, universities and government agencies.  Produced from actual National Research Network data, these benchmarks illuminate the activity and productivity of investigators, as well as the IRB administrative offices and reviewers charged with oversight responsibility. The report is provided as a service to the human subject research community, to assist research organizations in assessing internal performance.

"There is a lot of talk once again about streamlining the human subjects protection system. Trying to effectively manage anything without data is like driving with your eyes closed – sooner or later you're going to hit something but you probably won't know what it is," said Dr. Greg Koski of the Harvard Medical School, and former Director of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Human Research Protections.

Dr. Koski continued, "For nearly two decades the human subject research community has been driving efforts to improve these processes without basic information necessary to truly appreciate where we were going or where the potholes were. We are now beginning to see the light, and the growing availability of sound, relevant metrics will serve the entire research community – investigators, managers, and policy makers as well, as we consider the ways and means to truly improve not only what we are doing but how we are doing it."  

Mr. Olmsted elaborated, "IRBNet is a dedicated partner in the advancement of ethical human subject research management. We strive to continuously improve research management and compliance oversight solutions for the global research community through the many tools available online on the National Research Network™. IRBNet is proud to serve small and large human subject research institutions alike, and we are very pleased to contribute the National Research Network 2010 Benchmark Report to the human subject research protection community."

The National Research Network 2010 Benchmark Report can be downloaded for free at: http://irbnetresources.org/news/benchmark.html

About IRBNet

IRBNet offers the world's leading and most widely used electronic solution for managing research compliance for institutions of any size, with more than 1400 large, medium and small research institutions, boards and research sites registered on the National Research Network™. National Research Network™ members benefit from secure online access to comprehensive research oversight tools anywhere, anytime, including real-time collaboration between investigators and institutions anywhere in the world. IRBNet further enables institutions to navigate the complex federal ethics compliance requirements governing human, animal, and recombinant DNA research, while seamlessly managing Conflict of Interest, Sponsored Programs and other critical research oversight activities. With the release of the National Research Network 2010 Benchmark Report, IRBNet's unparalleled data-driven performance metrics make it easier than ever for universities and colleges, community hospitals, hospital networks, and federal and state agencies to benchmark internal performance and drive process improvement across multiple sites and complex organizational systems.

For further information on IRBNet, please visit https://www.irbnet.org.

CONTACT: press@irbnet.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE IRBNet
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Announces End of Go-Shop Period
2. Celsion Corporation Announces Completion of $5.1 Million Registered Direct Offering
3. Medstrat Announces Record Sales Year
4. Spherix Announces Registered Direct Offering of $2.77 Million
5. Boston Scientific Announces Agreement With Fukuda Denshi for Distribution of Cardiac Rhythm Management Products in Japan
6. BioMed Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2010 Distributions
7. QBC Diagnostics Announces the Availability of the ParaLens Advance LED Fluorescence Microscopy Attachment
8. Span-America Announces First Quarter Conference Call on the Internet
9. ULURU Inc. Announces Agreement With Exciton to Develop Antimicrobial Dressing
10. Pharmasset Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
11. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Conference Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... N.C. , Feb. 24, 2017 ... exploring ways to increase their self-service capabilities to ... Care Providers (HCPs). New research from ... pharma organizations have developed self-service website portals where ... This is just one of many findings to ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 24 février 2017 ITL Limited, ( ASX : ITD ), ... ravie d,annoncer les excellents résultats semestriels clos le 31 ... Une présentation complète « Résultats et mise à jour sur ... . Faits marquants ... 1,04 million $ ; en hausse de 104 %) ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) ... Board of Directors that will be submitted to the ... representatives of the company,s three largest shareholders at the ... accepted a seat on the Nomination Committee, and the ... Nomination Committee was as follows:  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... With ProGlass Prism users now have the ability to simulate prism distortions ... rotation, distortion, edge softness, edge blur, chromatic aberration, individual glass position offset, anchor point, ... users are given the tools and effects to generate a fractal prismatic displacement ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. Dyer recently announced that he ... of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed in 2002 where he was ... development of the business plan. He became the first paid employee of IFN ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Castle Farms, the celebrated ... Giveaway, with the winning couple announced on Feb. 14, 2017, on Facebook. The ... local vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau Enterprises, A Touch of Spring ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) ... and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach ... in Miami Beach to host its Swirl: Miami Wine Tasting Event on March ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental Group and ... they are sponsoring a raffle. Throughout the month of February, patients who visit Hamlin ... gift card for a dinner for two at the Cheesecake Factory. , Tickets ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):