To What Extent Do Risks Need to Be Minimized?

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

Authors: Jeffrey Cooper, MD, MMM Vice President, Process & Strategic Improvement WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH,…

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Data-driven Site Selection: Accelerating Your Trials Through Predictive Site Modeling

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

Author: Suzanne Caruso VP, Clinical Solutions WIRB-Copernicus Group…

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Sites rate their relationships with IRBs

Posted on Nov 8th, 2016

WCG’s Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President, Nicholas Slack, MBE, is featured in the recent article, “Sites rate their relationships…

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Getting the Right Signatures on Informed Consent Documents

Posted on Oct 26th, 2016

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer, Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics, Copernicus Group IRB's IRB Board Vice Chair, Patience Stevens, MD, MPH, CIP, and…

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WCG Foundation Launches to Spur Global Clinical Research

Posted on Dec 9th, 2015

WCG’s Chairman & CEO, Donald A. Deieso, PhD, and WCG Foundation's Executive Director, Marjorie A. Speers, PhD are interviewed by DDNews' Lloyd…

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Integrated Study-specific eClinical Solutions: The Most Efficient Path Forward and Highest Quality Results

Posted on Nov 30th, 2015

WCG’s Vice President, Clinical Solutions, Suzanne Caruso authors "Integrated Study-specific eClinical Solutions: The Most Efficient Path Forward…

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Executive Viewpoints

Posted on Nov 30th, 2015

WCG’s Vice President, Clinical Solutions, Suzanne Caruso provides perspective on interoperability and transparency advantages for the PharmaVOICE…

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How Precision Medicine is Impacting R&D Strategies

Posted on Nov 30th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer, Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics provides perspective on precision medicine for the PharmaVOICE "Year in Preview"…

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Exclusions and Exemptions: Will New Tool, Revised Common Rule Make These Clear?

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

Copernicus Group IRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP is interviewed by Report on Research Compliance’s Theresa…

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WCG Foundation to Offer Ethics Training, Education

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

WCG Foundation's Executive Director, Marjorie A. Speers, PhD is interviewed by CenterWatch Weekly's Ron Rosenberg. Publication: CenterWatch…

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How to Increase Patient Enrollment by 600%

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015

This article is based on ePharmaSolutions' Senior Vice President, Lisa La Luna's presentation at the 2015 Patients as Partners…

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US Plans to Require Trial Consent Publication

Posted on Nov 18th, 2015

Copernicus Group IRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP is interviewed by Outsourcing-Pharma.com's Fiona…

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Will NPRM Changes Affect Your Clinical Trials?

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Compliance Officer, David Forster, JD, MA, CIP and Copernicus Group IRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP…

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Draft Guidance on Recording IRB Activities Unveiled

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015

Copernicus Group IRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP is interviewed by CenterWatch Weekly's Ron…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Launches Nonprofit WCG Foundation to Improve Global Clinical Research

Posted on Nov 12th, 2015

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) announces the launch of WCG Foundation. WCG Foundation is the first 501(c)(3) public charity founded by an independent…

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A Look at What’s Not in The NPRM

Posted on Oct 30th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Compliance Officer, David Forster, JD, MA, CIP and Copernicus Group IRB's Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP…

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Groups Offer NPRM Help; OHRP Promises Town Hall This Month

Posted on Oct 30th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Compliance Officer, David Forster, JD, MA, CIP and Copernicus Group IRB's Vice President, Quality Management, David Borasky, MPH, CIP…

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Proposed HHS Rule Changes Cause IRB Concerns

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Compliance Officer, David Forster, JD, MA, CIP is interviewed by CenterWatch Weekly's Ron Rosenberg. Publication: CenterWatch…

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Changes Ahead for Informed Consent, IRBs, Transparency

Posted on Oct 1st, 2015

WCG’s Chief Compliance Officer, David Forster, JD, MA, CIP is interviewed by Applied Clinical Trials' Jill Wechsler. Publication: Applied…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group and the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium Announce New Partnership to Improve Efficiency of Oncology Research Reviews

Posted on Sep 29th, 2015

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) and Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) announced their new partnership to enhance the quality and…

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How Social Media Might Be Sabotaging Your Clinical Trial

Posted on Sep 1st, 2015

Publication: Life Science Leader To read this article based on Dr. Lindsay McNair’s presentation at the 2015 DIA Annual Meeting, please click…

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Human Gene Transfer Research: What Clinical Research Professionals Need to Know

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics and Chris Jenkins, PhD, MPH, RBP, CHMM, authors “Human Gene Transfer Research:…

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Lead Story: Bioethicists Warn of Harm in “Pay-to-Play” Trials

Posted on Aug 17th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer, Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics and NYU Langone's  Head, Division of Bioethics, Arthur Caplan, PhD…

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DIA 2015: Editor’s Take

Posted on Jul 29th, 2015

PharmaVOICE interviews WCG's Chairman & CEO, Donald A. Deieso, PhD for the DIA 2015 "Editor's Take" Video. Publication: PharmaVOICE To…

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Managing the Scientific and Ethical Complexities of Medical Innovation

Posted on Jun 25th, 2015

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics authors "Managing the Scientific and Ethical Complexities of Medical Innovation"…

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Classifying Clinical Trial Portals

Posted on Jun 25th, 2015

ePharmaSolutions' Lance Converse is interviewed by CenterWatch Monthly. Publication: CenterWatch…

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Can Facebook Hurt Your Clinical Trial?

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2015

Publication: Applied Clinical Trials To read this article based on Dr. Lindsay McNair's presentation at the 2015 DIA Annual Meeting, please click…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Expands Its Annual International Fellows Program To Include Ethics Training At New York University Langone Medical Center

Posted on Jun 19th, 2015

The 13th annual WCG International Fellows Program in Research Ethics will include ethics training at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical…

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Executive Viewpoints

Posted on Jun 1st, 2015

WCG’s Chief Medical Officer, Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics, is interviewed by PharmaVOICE to discuss perspectives on recombinant DNA and…

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Patients’ Increased Sharing of Clinical Trial Experience Through Social Media Can Help Sponsors Improve Outcomes, Enrollment

Posted on Jun 1st, 2015

Publication: Research Practitioner Interview With: Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSBioethics; WCG's Chief Medical…

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WIRB–Copernicus Group to Co-present Fifteen Sessions at Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research Conference

Posted on Nov 8th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 08, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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CenterWatch Joins WIRB-Copernicus Group

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Kenneth A. Getz, CenterWatch founder and owner, to join WCG board of directors PRINCETON, N.J., June 22, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group®…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Acquires Data and Technology from karmadata

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Exclusive license agreement with market leader enriches WCG’s clinical trial activation solution, further accelerates study start-up for sponsors…

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WCG to Co-sponsor Webinar with NYU School of Medicine’s Division of Bioethics to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Publication of Seminal Paper on Research Ethics

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., June 02, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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Clintrax Global Named as Finalist for Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 Life Sciences Awards

Posted on May 11th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., May 11, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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WCG Biosafety Webinar to Discuss Implications of Regulatory Changes to Gene Therapy Research Reviews

Posted on May 9th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., May 9, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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WCG Biosafety Expert Dr. David Emery to Discuss Regulatory Changes to Gene Therapy Research Reviews at the ASGCT Annual Meeting

Posted on Apr 29th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Apr. 29, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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WCG Thought Leaders to Help Debunk Regulatory Myths and Discuss Proposed Changes to Human Subject Protections at MAGI Clinical Research Conference East

Posted on Apr 19th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Apr. 18, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leader to Discuss Clinical Trial Site Performance Metrics at ACRP 2016 Meeting and Expo

Posted on Apr 13th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., April 13, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Chief Medical Officer Guest Editor of Clinical Research Journal

Posted on Mar 31st, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Dr. Lindsay McNair guest edited the ethics issue of “Clinical Researcher”, published by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals…

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Craig B. Thompson to Keynote Lasker Lessons in Leadership Workshop

Posted on Mar 31st, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Dr. Thompson will provide insights into leadership in medicine and public health for postgraduate medical research students PRINCETON, NJ – Mar.…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Establishes WCG Gene Therapy Advisory Board

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

This new board will advise the company on the latest advances in the fast-growing field of gene therapy research PRINCETON, N.J., Mar. 29, 2016…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Chief Medical Officer Explores Surgical Innovation Oversight in Academic Surgery Departments

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Most organizations surveyed cited surgical innovation as a strength, but less than one quarter had established the recommended oversight committee…

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Clinical Research Services Provider Clintrax Global Joins WIRB-Copernicus Group

Posted on Mar 9th, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

This acquisition will enable WCG to expedite clinical research contract and budget negotiations, and facilitate investigator payments PRINCETON,…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Helps Develop Ethics Tool Kit for Clinical Research Protocols; Resulting Product Published in Journal of Medical Ethics

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Mar. 2, 2016 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services and…

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New Lasker Lessons in Leadership Workshop Discusses Best Strategies For Communicating the Value of Complex Medical Research

Posted on Jan 21st, 2016 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Postgraduate medical research students learn how to explain the benefits of their work to multiple audiences PRINCETON, NJ – Jan. 21, 2016 –…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Reveals Results from 2015 Institutional Review Board (IRB) Performance Report

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Comprehensive report analyzes data from 131 U.S.-based hospital and university IRBs PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 23, 2015 – WIRB-Copernicus Group®…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group to Co-present Nine Sessions at Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research Conference

Posted on Nov 13th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 13, 2015 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services and…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Launches Nonprofit WCG Foundation to Improve Global Clinical Research

Posted on Nov 12th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

WCG Foundation is the only nonprofit organization established by an IRB to strengthen protections for research participants and improve health and…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group to Host Biosafety Management Webinar to Help Improve Oversight of Research with Biological Materials

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

This session will propose practical solutions to real-world biosafety issues PRINCETON, NJ, Oct. 30, 2015 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™),…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Biosafety Experts to Lead Human Gene Transfer Workshop at Annual American Biological Safety Conference

Posted on Oct 9th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Session will provide an overview of industry challenges, risk assessment development, and the regulatory environment for human gene transfer…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group and the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium Announce New Partnership to Improve Efficiency of Oncology Research Reviews

Posted on Sep 29th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

WCG will review all of the Consortium’s prostate cancer research protocols     PRINCETON, N.J. and NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 29, 2015 –…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Hosts Webinar Discussing the Challenges of Developing Effective Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21, 2015 – WIRB-Copernicus Group® (WCG™), the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services and…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Biosafety Expert to Present at the Inaugural Sargon Research Annual Conference

Posted on Aug 14th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Dr. Chris Jenkins will outline the best strategies for managing gene therapy clinical trials PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2015 – WIRB-Copernicus…

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Dr. Dan Littman to Give Keynote Address at Second Lasker Lessons in Leadership Workshop for International Postgraduate Medical Research Students

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Presenters will share best practices and discuss personal experiences pertaining to getting scientific research published PRINCETON, NJ – Aug.…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leaders to Give Informed Consent Presentations at the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research Conference

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Meeting will address the challenges of achieving informed consent in clinical research for both investigators and the ethics review community…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Biosafety Expert to Lead Three Sessions at Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Annual Conference

Posted on Jul 17th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Presentations will help attendees to increase their biosafety management and risk assessment skills PRINCETON, N.J., July 17, 2015 –…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group to Host Webinar on Emerging Ethical and Regulatory Considerations for Research in Oncology

Posted on Jun 29th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

This session will help attendees evaluate whether their institutional review boards (IRBs) are fully prepared to review the latest oncology…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group Expands its Annual International Fellows Program to Include Ethics Training at New York University Langone Medical Center

Posted on Jun 19th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Research professionals to attend classes, board meetings at NYU Langone Medical Center and Western IRB PRINCETON, N.J., June 19, 2015 –…

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WIRB-Copernicus Group and Certara to Co-sponsor Inaugural Lasker Lessons in Leadership Events for International Postgraduate Medical Research Students

Posted on May 20th, 2015 - By Lauren Ozmore - 0 Comments

Support will include the inaugural Lasker Lessons in Leadership series in the US and NIH Global Doctoral Partnerships Annual Research Colloquium in…

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Release Date Title   
February 25, 2015WIRB-Copernicus Group’s Dr. Stuart Horowitz Has Been Appointed to the Association of Clinical Research Professionals’ Editorial Advisory Board
February 9, 2015WIRB-Copernicus Group to Host Webinar Addressing Ethical and Study Integrity Concerns Resulting from Clinical Trial Participants Using Social Media
January 27, 2015WIRB-Copernicus Group eClinical Expert to Discuss Maximizing Patient Recruitment Through Technology at 4th Annual CROWN Congress
January 15, 2015WIRB-Copernicus Group Experts Selected as Advice Columnists for the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
December 15, 2014Cancer Treatment Centers of America Selects WIRB-Copernicus Group to Facilitate the Expansion of its Clinical Research Program
December 5, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Releases Performance Report for the Optimization and Benchmarking of Institutional IRBs
December 3, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) Thought Leaders Tapped for Key Roles at Annual Conference on Research Ethics
November 25, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Compliance Experts Help to Rationalize Conflicting Federal Regulations Intended to Protect Clinical Trial Participants
November 17, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Partners With MD Buyline to Host Ebola Preparedness Webinar
November 10, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group IRB Experts to Present at 2014 MAGI West Conference
October 10, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group IRB and eClinical Experts to Present at the Site Solutions Summit
October 7, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group to Host Webinar on the Challenges of Providing Early Access to Investigational Drugs
October 2, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Appoints Dr. Lindsay McNair to the Role of Chief Medical Officer
October 2, 2014WCG Biosafety Expert Dr. David Emery to Discuss Biosafety Considerations with Human Gene Transfer at 57th Annual American Biological Safety Association
Conference
September 24, 2014ePharmaSolutions Joins the WIRB-Copernicus Group
September 22, 2014Western IRB (WIRB) Awarded AAHRPP Reaccreditation
September 16, 2014Midlands Independent Review Board Chairperson Dr. Kathy Chase to Speak at 2014 American College of Clinical Pharmacology Annual Meeting
September 16, 2014Dr. Lindsay McNair to Speak at CenterWatch and iiBIG 2nd Annual Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance
September 11, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group’s Dr. Stuart Horowitz to Present at 4th Annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials Conference
September 10, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group’s Expert WCG Oncology™ Advisory Board Hosts Inaugural Meeting
September 10, 2014New England Independent Review Board Joins the WIRB-Copernicus Group
August 26, 2014David Borasky Has Been Appointed Vice President of Quality Management for the Copernicus Group Independent Review Board
July 29, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leader to Speak at Industry Leading Biosafety Conferences
July 24, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Announces Acquisition of Alliance Biosciences; Executives Join WCG Biosafety Division
June 16, 2014Two Independent Review Boards Join the WIRB-Copernicus Group
June 13, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leaders to Present at 50th Annual Drug Information Association Conference
May 29, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group Launches WCG Oncology, an Oncology-focused Institutional Review Board, Supported by a World-class Expert Advisory Board
April 23, 2014WIRB-Copernicus Group’s Chief Compliance Officer to Discuss Potential Impact of Corporate Consolidation on Human Research Protection Accreditation at 2014 AAHRPP Annual Conference
November 05, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group to Participate in PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Review Conference
October 31, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Appoints Shai Feinsod as Regional Executive to Provide Ethical Review and Consulting Services to Israel
October 15, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Experts to Speak at CenterWatch Optimizing Clinical Research Conference
October 08, 2013Dr. Lindsay McNair Named Chief Clinical Research Officer for the WIRB-Copernicus Group
October 01, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Leaders Speak at Global Clinical Research Summit in South Korea
June 24, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Partners with UL Quality, Compliance and Learning to Power WCG Academy™- a Revolutionary Online Clinical Learning Solution
May 20, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Partners with Mytrus, Inc. to Deliver Revolutionary, Interactive Informed Consent Solution
April 03, 2013WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leaders Tapped for Key Roles at 2013 AAHRPP Conference

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