“We’re committed to providing clients with an Independent IRB solution that adapts to their needs, processes, and preferences.”
Raffaella Hart, MS, CIP Vice President, IRB and IBC Services
Establishing a new relationship with an Independent IRB may seem complicated. We help make it easy with an efficient, connected, and flexible approach.
AAHRPP Accreditation & Academic Medical Center Ownership
We have full AAHRPP accreditation, which was granted in 2006. In our 22 years since inception we have served as an IRB for multi-site research studies and a local IRB to academic medical centers, research organizations, and research sites. And because we were founded and currently owned by four nationally-recognized academic medical centers we have always held ourselves to the same high standards as these institutions.
Efficiency & Flexibility
Over the years, we’ve developed an efficient IRB review process that can be adapted to fit the needs of your institution. It includes:
• IRB meetings twice weekly
• Expedited IRB reviews on a daily basis (when submissions qualify)
• Notification of IRB decisions within 2 days of the meeting
• Formal communication of IRB decisions within 5 days
Connected IRB Model
We understand that institutions need to stay connected to all their studies and oversee their entire research program. Our Connected IRB Model helps maintain this connection by promoting communication across the key institutional stakeholders and serving as an extension of your research team. This includes email alerts for investigators and research coordinators as well as specific alerts for critical study concerns such as unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others.
Compliance & Auditing
Our compliance department routinely screens active research and selects studies for in-person or remote compliance review. This helps organizations meet their post-approval monitoring goals.
BRANY IRB also looks critically at its own processes and procedures through regular internal compliance audits to ensure the highest levels of compliance with federal regulations and AAHRPP standards.
Thoughtful, Collaborative Approach
Our staff works closely with the institution’s leadership, IRB administration, and research compliance representatives to understand the specific requirements and preferences for working together. Our clients have expressed their appreciation for this level of involvement. It helps pave the way for strong and successful relationships.
Expert Committee & IRB Staff
Many of our IRB committee members are physicians, pharmacists, and nurses from leading academic medical centers. Representation on our IRB committee includes thought leaders from a wide range of therapeutic areas with diverse backgrounds and decades of experience as IRB members. BRANY staff includes Certified IRB Professionals, legal experts, and research professionals many with more than 10 years of experience in IRB administration. Your team will also be given access to IRBManager™ for online study submission and management.
BRANY IRB can serve as the Privacy Board if needed. We can help ensure applicable requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for use or disclosure of protected health information for research purposes are met.