Central IRB Market Dynamics and Benchmarking


Clinical research has come a long way since the 1970s, when the National Research Act of 1974 was passed in response to ethical questions about research involving human subjects. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are charged with overseeing that human studies research is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations and with their own policies and procedures. The goals of IRB review are to minimize risks to participants and maximize the quality of the research data. Nonetheless, growth in public and private spending, as well as evolving scientific opportunities have created new challenges for IRBs.

Central IRBs provide an essential and required step in clinical research and as clinical research continues to grow and utilization of central IRBs becomes more popular, ISR aims to help readers stay current on happenings within the Central IRB environment. We surveyed 111 respondents regarding their insights on topics such as Central IRB selection, outsourcing trends, use, and perceptions of Central IRBs. Furthermore, recent users of 18 Central IRBs rated how well performance compared against their expectations on 21 attributes across four categories (Organization Factors, Capabilities, Submission and Review, and Study Management).


Biotech, Pharmaceutical companies, and CROs

  • 200+ Central IRB encounters with 18 Central IRBs
  • Learn which Central IRBs are being most utilized by your peers
  • Learn what attributes are considered the most important when selecting a Central IRB based on recent users
  • Allow readers to narrow down which Central IRB might best fit their needs, enabling readers to make a more
    informed decision when selecting Central IRB services

Central IRBs

  • Benchmark your performance against your competition
  • Forecast what to expect in terms of outsourcing Central IRB services and the use of preferred providers
  • Understand your company’s and the competition’s position in the marketplace in terms of awareness,
    familiarity and use
  • Central IRB Selection
  • Central IRB Perceptions and Interactions
  • Central IRB Performance
  • Central IRB Service Quality Profiles
  • Study Data
  • Central IRB Drilldowns
  • Demographics

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  • Focused Domain Expertise — We’ve operated in pharmaceuticals for over 15 years and because it’s our sole focus, our domain expertise brings value to the work that “generalist” researchers can’t deliver.
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  • Transparency — If you’re like many, you’ve been disappointed more than once by research providers who fail to live up to their promises, providing you with their “professional judgment” in place of sound data; and suspect contacts instead of real decision-makers. We deliver the beliefs, attitudes, and intentions of people who matter – and we’ll prove it by showing you the titles of your respondents.

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