Newsroom | inVentiv Health -- ACRES and inVentiv Health Partner to Promote Operational Excellence and Shared, Global Clinical Research Platform
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"inVentiv Clinical Trial Recruitment Solutions (iCTRS), created to accelerate trials, and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), an Alliance-driven non-profit organization operating in the public interest and dedicated to enhancing quality, safety, integrity and operational effectiveness in drug development and health research, are partnering to fast-track the development of a global system to support responsible conduct of clinical trials according to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Numerous challenges limit the pace of progress for global clinical research. According to ACRES, the industry squanders $20 billion annually due to inefficiencies inherent to the current process of bringing a new drug to market. Uniform global standards for research sites and independent third-party accreditation are lacking, as are interconnectivity and interoperability. Standards support the objective identification and assessment of sites, delivering improved system management and long-term sustainability. The partnership between ACRES and inVentiv focuses on developing and adopting global standards and performance metrics as the basis for clinical research best practices and guidelines, to encourage operational excellence. iCTRS brings expertise in global, data-driven decision support systems, advanced informatics technologies and a patient-centric approach for trial acceleration. To further augment the partnership, Otis Johnson, Vice President of Clinical Research Services at iCTRS, will join the Steering Committee of ACRES’ Site Optics and Quality Informatics Initiative (SOQI), focused on the development of a global information platform for effective trial management. The open access infrastructure will offer a collaborative network housing a massive data repository for worldwide data exchange. Johnson, a recognized thought leader in the industry, brings innovative solutions and thorough understanding of responsible ‘big data’ management and analytics, critical to the new system ..."