Ask the IRB and IBC Experts
At WCG IRB, we get questions about clinical research all the time: from researchers, clinical team members at biopharma companies, and from members of institutional IRBs. We know that for many of the questions, the person asking is not the only one struggling with that issue. We’ve built this forum as an immediate and less formal way to share information across the clinical research community.
Submit your clinical trial ethical or regulatory question to our IRB and IBC experts
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Meet the experts:
Our experts, with decades of experience and a deep knowledge of regulations, ethics, and research best practices, will answer anything related to research ethics and research oversight including institutional review board operations, practice and regulations. We post the questions (anonymized) and answers on our website, as a resource for our industry.
Submit your question here
Submit questions to us on anything related to research ethics and research oversight including institutional review board operations, practice and regulations. Our experts, with decades of experience and a deep knowledge of regulations, ethics, and research best practices, will answer. We’ll post the questions (anonymized) and answers on our website.
Before using this form, please note:
- Protocol-specific questions for studies under the oversight of a WCG IRB should be submitted through your IRB contact person, not through this form.
- If your question is about what needs to be promptly reported to the IRB during a study, please see form HRP-204 and this manual for guidance.
WCG may not be able to respond to all questions and cannot respond to any medical questions or provide referrals for clinical care or studies.