In today’s competitive business environment, it is essential that independent IRBs achieve and maintain accreditation. Most sponsors are preferentially or exclusively working with accredited independent IRBs. Government audits and recent media exposure have questioned the integrity of some commercial IRBs. That is why independent IRBs must be sure that their written policies and procedures and their IRB practices are impeccable.
The accreditation process provides that external evaluation and improvement. Alion is well aware of the business model and differences that independent IRBs present and tailors its requirements to these types of organizations.
Alion accreditation signals to sponsors and Contract Research Organizations that your independent IRB is compliant with all human subjects’ regulations and meets the highest standards of human research protections.