The more than 300 research organizations representing nearly 1,000 entities that were already taking part in CIRB-reviewed clinical trials. Institutions that were not yet participating in NCI CTEP-funded treatment trials.
Piloted the new, independent model—and surveyed participating sites to assess their reaction to the change. The yearlong pilot included 1,218 studies that were rolled over from the facilitated review model. Pilot institutions opened new studies 189 times, with a median time of two days to open a study. Pursued AAHRPP accreditation to give organizations an objective assurance of high standards. “AAHRPP has emerged as our ‘Good Housekeeping seal,’ one of the few true markers of quality,” Ms. Goldberg explains. “We felt that by attaining AAHRPP accreditation we would signal our commitment to quality.”