Integritas Consulting | US and Canadian Health Policy Law Reasearch

By: Integritas Consulting  09-12-2011
Keywords: quality assurance, Clinical Trial, Research Ethics Boards

Integritas Consulting Services are tailored to meet an organization's particular research ethics/integrity policy, education and compliance needs.

Program Offerings include:

Integritas Consulting provides institutional assessments, which examine an organization's existing ethics compliance infra-structure such as codes of ethical conduct and the conduct declarations and assurances in corporate mission statements, employee contracts, and clinical trial promotional materials. Included in the institutional assessment report are policy and program recommendations for improvement of an organization's research ethics governance programs.

Integritas Consulting provides senior management and Research Ethics Boards with research ethics policy assessment, development, and guidance on institutional accountability to Canadian and US Federal directives and regulations. These include policy statements on individual and institutional conflicts of interest, a diverse event reporting, ethics violation reporting and verification, whistleblower protection and privacy rules.

Integritas consulting can provide specific research ethics and research integrity compliance programs to institutions and quality assurance teams. Organizations can chose a gradual approach to building ethics intelligence through ethics trainings and ethics/integrity help lines or a comprehensive strategic plan which includes a confidential institutional risk assessment, codes of ethical conduct, informational materials promoting a culture of ethical conduct in research, responsible conduct in research training, clinical trial monitoring programs and on-going program support and review.

Research ethics compliance education can be provided to senior management, research ethics boards and research administration teams in a variety of formats, such as a series of half day or one and two day workshops as well as web-based research education ethics modules. For instance, Integritas Consulting has provided workshops entitled Research Compliance 101 and Board of Directors Oversight of Compliance Program Effectiveness.

Integritas Consulting offers the following seminars and workshops designed to promote responsible conduct of research:

Conflict of Interest and Commitment to Scientific Integrity
Data Acquisition, Management, Data Sharing and Ownership
Research Misconduct
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
Peer Review

Keywords: Clinical Trial, Institutional Assessments, quality assurance, Research Ethics Boards,

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