Veritas IRB - administration

By: Veritas Irb  09-12-2011
Keywords: Clinical Practices

Role of the Administration

Veritas IRB relies on a highly efficient and professional administrative staff. 

“Administrative staff” refers to employees who work with the ethics board of Veritas IRB, but who are not members of the board itself. The role and responsibilities of the Veritas IRB administrative staff include the following: 

  • Assisting Sponsors/Researchers with their submissions to the ethics board 
  • Submitting study documentation to ethics board members 
  • Preparing ethics board meeting agendas 
  • Preparing correspondence between the ethics board and Sponsors/Researchers 
  • Ensuring the ethics board's activities are properly documented and archived 
  • Supporting the ethics board's continuing review activities 
  • Supporting the ethics board's educational activities 
  • Supporting the 24-hour research participant telephone hotline 
  • Translation of study documentation (English, French, Spanish, others) 
  • Consulting 

Veritas IRB readily accepts electronic submissions.  If you choose to submit your study documentation by mail or courier, our administrative staff requires only one copy of at the time of submission, thus removing the administrative burden normally placed on you by other IRBs to produce multiple copies for board members. 

The Veritas IRB administrative staff is knowledgeable and receives ongoing training on research ethics and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

Submission Requirements

To initiate the review process, Veritas IRB requires the following documentation: 

  • Study protocol (English, French or Spanish) 
  • Template Informed Consent documentation 
  • Template research participant recruitment procedures (e.g. study advertisements) 
  • Written information to be provided to research participants (e.g. questionnaires, diaries) 
  • Investigator’s brochure or product monograph 
  • Additional safety information, if available 
  • Data safety monitoring plan (if not in the study protocol and required under Veritas IRB’s Guidance Document on Data Safety Monitoring Plan)

To approve an Investigative Site's participation in a study, Veritas IRB requires the following documentation:  

  • Site-specific Informed Consent documentation 
  • Site-specific research participant recruitment procedures (e.g. study advertisements) 
  • Investigator and Co-Investigator's curricula vitae and current medical licenses 
  • Investigator's study budget 
  • Information regarding Investigator's compensation to research participants and method of disbursement 
  • Copy of the Investigator’s signed Clinical Trial Agreement (CTA) with the Sponsor 
  • HIPAA authorization form (US sites only)

Meeting Schedule

Quorums of our 20-member panel meet on a weekly basis. 

Your study will be reviewed and documented within one week of submission. Ad hoc meetings are also possible, if requested. Where applicable, expedited review is provided.

Sites are reviewed within 72 hours of submission.

Keywords: Clinical Practices

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