Quorum Review IRB Announces Updated OnQ™ Web Portal

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On September 26, 2009, Quorum Review IRB introduced a new and improved version of the secure OnQ™ portal. The OnQ ™ portal is a powerful information hub providing sponsors, CROs, and investigators immediate access to all Board correspondence and site start-up status information and also allows clients to submit new studies online. The OnQ™ portal now offers sorting and searching capability, making it a more valuable tool for clients than ever before.

Quorum was founded on a belief that an IRB could provide high quality ethics review as well as excellent customer service. The OnQ™ improvements are a great demonstration of that principle

On September 26, 2009, Quorum Review IRB introduced a new and improved version of the secure OnQ™ portal. The OnQ ™ portal is a powerful information hub providing sponsors, CROs, and investigators immediate access to all Board correspondence and site start-up status information and also allows clients to submit new studies online. The OnQ™ portal now offers sorting and searching capability, making it a more valuable tool for clients than ever before.

Quorum's upgraded OnQ™ portal features an enhanced site status report that provides information on the status of site submissions, virtually real-time. In addition, the OnQ™ portal offers access to all Board correspondence, now in a sortable and searchable format for easy retrieval of study documents. "Our researchers already praise the OnQ™ portal and this upgrade demonstrates Quorum's commitment to continuous quality improvement", said Cami Gearhart, CEO of Quorum Review.

Quorum's OnQ™ portal also features a library of helpful resources, including a searchable version of Quorum's Handbook. The Handbook is now searchable, and it allows researchers to find information about Quorum policies and guidelines quickly and easily.

All of the upgrades to the OnQ™ portal were made with the needs of research organizations in mind, and many were the direct result of feedback that Quorum has received from portal users. "Quorum was founded on a belief that an IRB could provide high quality ethics review as well as excellent customer service. The OnQ™ improvements are a great demonstration of that principle," said Arri Burgess, Director of Customer Relations.

ABOUT QUORUM REVIEW

Quorum Review is an independent ethics review board that is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and has been providing ethics review of drug and device trials since 1992. Quorum oversees research in accordance with U.S. and Canadian human research subject protection regulations, guidelines set forth by the International Committee on Harmonisation (ICH), and principles of the Belmont Report.    

Quorum's best-in-class service and support includes 3 protocol board meetings a week, daily amendment board meetings, 24 hour site review, 36 hour amendment review, and a secure OnQ™ web portal for online submissions, downloads and submission status review. Quorum can review studies in the US and Canada, review federally funded studies and has a specially designated Phase I study management team.

For information about Quorum Review services: http://www.quorumreview.com

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