• CGIRB Innovation


    Managing complexity through innovation

    At Copernicus Group IRB, innovation and technology are essential to efficiency—and the driving force behind the creation of CGIRB Connexus, the most advanced, paperless web portal serving the IRB industry today. Connexus manages the entire submissions and review process from start to finish, saving time and money, ensuring compliance and speeding the review process.

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    Protecting the rights of human research subjects

    Human subject protection is a serious responsibility requiring an unshakable adherence to well established guiding principles and sound judgment. Since 1996, Copernicus Group IRB’s top-flight Board has combined extensive experience in the clinical research field complemented by members representing the non-research community.

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    The first IRB to become ISO 9001:2008 certified

    CGIRB has maintained full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) since 2004. In 2010, CGIRB became the first IRB to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification and in 2011, CGIRB launched a Lean Six Sigma initiative. 

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  • CGIRB Thought Leadership

    Thought Leadership

    Committed to providing education for the research community

    Copernicus Group IRB—recognized as a leader in the industry—is regularly invited to speak at large conferences and to contribute to industry publications. CGIRB is dedicated to providing education through newsletters, webinars and customized training events.

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  • The WIRB-Copernicus Group Partners with Mytrus, Inc. to Deliver Revolutionary, Interactive Electronic Informed Consent Solution

    Princeton, NJ (May 20, 2013): The WIRB-Copernicus Group, the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research, announced today that it has partnered with Mytrus, Inc., a pioneer in “virtual clinical trials” and technologies that improve clinical trial efficiency, to deliver a unique electronic informed…READ MORE

  • Press Release: WIRB‐Copernicus Group Thought Leaders Tapped for Key Roles at 2013 AAHRPP Conference

    Princeton, NJ (April 3, 2013) – The WIRB‐Copernicus Group, the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research, announced today that Jeffrey A. Cooper, MD, MMM, Vice President of Global Consulting for The WIRB‐Copernicus Group and Carrie Fisher, PhD, MBA, Vice President of Process Development…READ MORE

  • CGIRB named a Training Magazine Top 125 finalist

    For the second year in a row, CGIRB has been named a finalist in Training magazine’s annual Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The final rankings will be announced during Training’s 2012 Conference and Expo, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in Orlando, Florida. Training…READ MORE

  • Tim Schuckman serves as Scope Summit speaker

    Tim Schuckman, Director of Business Development will be speaking with Jennifer Peterson, Senior Clinical Trials Manager – Duke Clinical Research Institute at the Scope Summit being held February 5-7 in Miami, Florida. Their presentation titled “Benefits of Establishing a Strategic Partnership between the ARO/CRO and the Central IRB” will…READ MORE

  • Yvonne Higgins serves on PRIM&R planning committee and as faculty member

    Yvonne Higgins, CGIRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, served on the planning committee to create this year’s annual PRIM&R event, Advancing Ethical Research Conference, slated for Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 in San Diego, Calif. In this role, Higgins worked with peers to plan 150 practical workshops and didactic sessions….READ MORE

  • Jeffrey Cooper speaks at PRIM&R

    Jeffrey A. Cooper, MD, MMM will be speaking at PRIM&R’s 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 in San Diego, Calif. The annual Advancing Ethical Research Conference serves those involved in every facet of the research arena. The 2012 conference will bring together nearly 3,000 individuals…READ MORE

  • Press Release: Copernicus Group IRB named Fast 50 Company

    November 20, 2012, Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Copernicus Group IRB (CGIRB), a leading independent institutional review board, accepted Triangle Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 award, which recognizes North Carolina’s 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Raleigh-Durham area. Dawn Pope, CGIRB’s Chief Operating Officer, accepted the award at the…READ MORE