Covid-19, Informed Consent, Research Participants

Obtaining Free and Informed Consent to Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past six weeks, Veritas IRB has been assisting researchers and sponsors navigate through the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents to their research. Over the coming days, we will share different issues that were presented to the IRB. This blog posting will address issues pertaining to obtaining and documenting free and informed consent. […]

Business Continuity, Covid-19, Crisis Management

Ethics Review Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this period of national emergency, we remain committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees, customers, research partners, as well as the research participants under our supervision. Continuation of Services We plan to continue to offer full board IRB meetings on a weekly basis and delegated reviews of submissions on a daily […]

Central IRB, Clinical Trials, Data Collection, Guidelines & Regulations, Uncategorised

Veritas IRB Approved in Saskatchewan as a Research Ethics Committee

Montreal, QC – August 8, 2017 – Veritas IRB is proud to announce that it has been approved by the Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan to perform research ethics review in the province. According to the Ministry of Health’s order No. 2017-06 of May 2, 2017, Veritas IRB has specifically been approved as a Research […]

Central IRB, Clinical Trials, Research Participants, Uncategorised

IntegReview IRB and Veritas IRB announce partnership to provide accredited ethics review services in the U.S. and Canada

        Austin, Texas and Montreal, Canada – IntegReview IRB partnered with Canadian-based Veritas IRB Inc., to provide ethics review services and risk management consulting to sponsors of research and investigators in both the United States and Canada. Veritas IRB was the first Canadian organization ever to be accredited by the Association for […]

Case Study, Clinical Trials, Crisis Management, Guidelines & Regulations, Informed Consent, Research Participants

A Tribute to Ellen Roche

In recognition of World Asthma Day, we wish to underline the importance of pursuing clinical research in order to improve the quality of life for the 300 million people affected by this disease. It is also important to remember those, like Ellen Roche, who participated in such clinical research. Ellen Roche was an employee at […]

Clinical Trials, Guidelines & Regulations, Informed Consent

The Revised Common Rule:
Trans-border Research and Henrietta Lacks

It is refreshing to see policy changes influenced by the evolution of science as opposed to crisis. The increased engagement of research participants in research coupled with increasing complexities in the research landscape have catalyzed revisions to the Common Rule. Inspired by the Belmont Report, the Common Rule was developed to ensure that research involving […]