This Friday’s NIH Collaboratory and PCORnet Grand Rounds (“CTTI Advancing the Use of Central IRBs Project: Academic Institution and Government Sponsor Perspectives”) will be presented by Cynthia Hahn and Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc, team leaders for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative’s Central IRB Advancement Project. Ms. Hahn is vice president of Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs for the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Kaufmann is director of the Office of Clinical Research for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
CTTI’s Central IRB Advancement Project is a follow-up to its previous Central IRB Project that conducted expert and stakeholder interviews to produce considerations and recommendations for central IRB adoption. The current project will take additional steps in encouraging the implementation of these recommendations and addressing remaining barriers to further advance the use of central IRBs for multicenter clinical trials. Expected deliverables include tools and best practices for researchers, sponsors, sites, and IRBs.
The Grand Rounds presentation will take place from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time on Friday, April 25. Details are available here. Archived video and slides from the presentation will be available early the following week; links to archived material will be provided in an update to this post.