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Best Practices for IRB Review of DCTs: Expert Perspectives

A variety of distinctive ethical, regulatory, and legal challenges stand in the way of greater adoption of decentralized clinical trial (DCT) components and study designs.

As technologies rapidly evolve, the research community collectively lacks a common understanding of how best to ensure participant protection in ways permitting DCTs to flourish.

To help the community address these challenges and align on approaches, Medable and the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) convened thought leaders to develop IRB review recommendations.

Join this webinar for a discussion of the working group’s findings and practical tips for better DCT implementation and oversight.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe decentralized elements of key interest to IRB reviewers
  • Summarize ethical and operational considerations for sponsors and sites
  • Improve the way participants understand and engage with DCT tools and approaches 

Presented By


Barbara E. Bierer


Faculty Director, MRCT Center; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Leanne Madre


VP of Evidence & Best Practices, Medable

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Luke Gelinas


Senior IRB Chair Director, Advarra

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Who should watch?

This content applies to IRB and HRPP professionals involved in reviewing research and overseeing IRB activities. It also applies to research professionals representing sponsors, CROs, and sites who are involved in the planning, development, and execution of clinical drug and device trials involving decentralized trial modalities.

CE Credits

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This event may qualify for continuing education (CE) credits. Please check with your professional organization(s) to determine whether the event meets their CE eligibility requirements.

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DATE: June 17, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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