Goodwyn IRB Launches New Research Institute

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Goodwyn’s Novel Approach Takes Clinical Research Basics To a Whole New Level: What started with $20K at the kitchen counter in Ellen Kelso's house 11 years ago, is going global today with a new element that offers education with a twist that will help her clients grow their clinical research abilities.

“Goodwyn Research Institute will definitely raise the bar for quality in clinical research services and bioethics,” says Robert Veatch, Ph.D

Goodwyn Institutional Review Board (IRB)® has expanded their clinical research support capabilities by launching the new Goodwyn Research InstituteTM (GRI). GRI is a medical research industry-leading innovation for clinical research support that establishes two new entities, Goodwyn UniversityTM and Goodwyn Research TrustTM, to work synergistically with Goodwyn IRB.

Goodwyn University is an exclusive new training resource for clinical research professionals with any background. It will provide general training for clinical researchers, offering continuing medical education (CME) credits. “Goodwyn Research Trust will offer additional training opportunities, including protocol-specific training, that will maximize sponsor resources and reduce monitoring cost,” said Ellen Kelso, CEO of Goodwyn IRB. “GRT is an exclusive mentoring and credentialing program for investigators to enhance and expand their performance and capabilities.”

"In light of agency enforcement pressures in response to regulatory non-compliance, authorities will welcome these new capabilities with open arms," says Mike Noone, former Manager, of Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN, and past Chief Operating Office of Centurion Clinical Research, Indianapolis, IN. He thinks these new clinical research support capabilities have tremendous potential. “Increasing the number of trained and productive clinical investigators will certainly increase enrollment of more subjects in clinical trials and decrease clinical cycle times to save time and money in clinical research programs.”

Overall, current clients and potential customers will certainly be able to see the immediate benefit the Institute will have on their business, but for many, this is more than just a positive for the individual balance sheet. “Goodwyn Research Institute will definitely raise the bar for quality in clinical research services and bioethics,” says Robert Veatch, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Ethics and former Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

Jürgen Venitz, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Medical College of the Virginia Commonwealth University said, “The ethical and societal acceptability of clinical research hinges on the actions of investigators. In addition to training, investigators need long-term support and mentoring to successfully participate in and contribute to the clinical research endeavor. This expansion of capabilities and the tools to deliver them establishes Goodwyn Research Institute as a premier, world-class leader in innovation for bioethics and clinical research support.”

About Goodwyn Research Institute
Goodwyn Research Institute is a privately held limited liability corporation in Cincinnati, OH that provides independent reviews of clinical research protocols through Goodwyn IRB and innovative resources and training for clinical investigators via Goodwyn University and Goodwyn Research Trust. For more information http://www.goodwynresearchinstitute.com.

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513-325-4257

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