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. […]

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 […]

en, Research Participants

The Soldier, the Good Samaritan and the Research Participant: A Discussion on Compensation for Research-Related Injuries.

Last month, five men in Nova Scotia risked their own lives to help a severely injured woman trapped in a burning vehicle that was wedged in some trees off the shoulder of the road. The car could have exploded at any time, but those men carried on and managed to move the woman out of […]

National Health Ethics Week, Research Participants

What is human research and why is it important?

Have you or someone close to you ever been asked to take part in a clinical trial, research study or experiment? Have you ever wondered what they are and have you ever considered participating? An ‘experiment’ can be almost any kind of test, with people, animals, plants, metals… an experiment can be on almost anything. […]