CROs are in a unique position in the protection of human subjects in the research they manage. They must carry out their research functions with integrity but also oversee research at many other hospitals, medical centers, and private research sites. Accreditation of a CRO is not only a tone-setting statement, but provides them the knowledge and process to ensure that research participants are being protected in all sites under their management.
Alion recognizes the unique functions and business model of CROs and will adapt the accreditation process and requirements to their situation.
An accredited CRO signals to sponsors, research sites, and research participants that research carried out under their auspices is of the highest integrity, compliant with human subjects’ regulations, and meets the highest standards of human research protection.