Aspire IRB Announces the Launch of an Automated Web Portal System

2008 Brings New technology for On-line tracking and Document Access

Jul 14, 2008, 01:00 ET from Aspire Independent Review Board, LLC

    SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspire Independent Review Board, LLC
 announces the launch of an automated web based system for multi-center
 trials. A.S.A.P., Aspire's Simple Automated Portal, allows clients to
 securely log onto a website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to view
 up-to-date information regarding their study. The system also allows
 clients to access approval documents that can be downloaded at their
     Aspire IRB protects the rights of human research participants and
 reviews the research to make sure that it is well-designed and the risks
 are as minimal as possible. The FDA and HHS regulations have empowered IRBs
 to approve, require modifications, or disapprove research. Aspire IRB's
 reputation and dedication to building relationships in the research
 industry has been instrumental to its success.
     Aspire's continued success is attributed to their ability to adapt to a
 growing and changing field. "The standards and systems we put in place
 throughout the stages of the studies we oversee allow us the much needed
 flexibility to provide immediate responses to the research industry. We are
 unveiling our new automated on-line system to take us to the next level,"
 states Cathryn Taub, CEO.
     To submit a study and gain secure access to the web based system,
 please contact Michele Baptista, CIP, V.P. of Central IRB Operations at
     Aspire IRB was created in 2004 by four dynamic women with CIP
 (Certified IRB Professional) certification and over thirty years experience
 in the growing field of Independent Review Boards (IRBs). Cathryn Taub,
 CEO, Alycia Huston, COO, Charlotte Stewart, VP and Michele Baptista, VP
 worked together and after a meeting of the minds decided their unique blend
 of expertise was perfect for starting their own IRB organization. They
 wanted to create a company that was dedicated to setting new standards,
 daring to be innovative and more responsive in an industry where time is
 crucial. In addition, they wanted to create a culture that embraced and
 motivated their employees in a team oriented environment.
     About ASPIRE IRB, LLC Aspire IRB is a
 privately owned and certified Women's Business Enterprise headquartered in
 San Diego, CA. Aspire IRB is responsible for overseeing clinical research
 studies. Aspire reviews, approves and monitors any research involving human
 participants with the aim to protect their rights and welfare. An IRB
 reviews research to make sure that it is well-designed and the risks are as
 minimal as possible. The board is made up of physicians, scientists, non
 scientists, community members and members affiliated with Aspire IRB.
     For More Information and to Schedule Interviews: Alycia Huston, COO,

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