Churchill has worked with Chesapeake Institutional Review Board to review our research protocols and to conduct mock audits of our research activities since 2008. Chesapeake IRB joined with Shulman IRB and Advarra in 2017, a merger that combined the highest quality review organizations in the industry, to provide IRB and research compliance services to various sectors of the medical industry.
Together the group has succeeded in aiding contract research organizations and research institutions across North America to perform effective and regulation-compliant studies. Advarra works with hospital systems, clinical sponsors, academic medical centers, and more to provide high-quality research review support, assisting in all phases of research across a variety of therapeutic areas.
Churchill uses the REDCap electronic data capture system for many of its survey and outcomes research projects. REDCap is a web application used for building and managing online surveys and databases for research studies and operations. Created by Vanderbilt University in 2004, REDCap gives clinical researchers an easy-to-use tool for secure data collection that meets HIPAA, FISMA, and GDPR compliance standards.
In 2006, the REDCap Consortium was launched, a collaborative network of non-profit organizations focused on expanding the application’s functionality through shared software development. A strong, world-wide community of researchers and developers are committed to improving REDCap, securing its status as one of the most highly regarded data collection tools for clinical researchers.